Mass Stabbing in Tallahassee Results in Several People being Injured

Six people are being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a multiple stabbing on Sept. 11, 2019, police said. BY LAWRENCE MOWER | MARTA OLIVER CRAVIOTTO TALLAHASSEE Several people...

Six people are being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a multiple stabbing on Sept. 11, 2019, police said. BY LAWRENCE MOWER | MARTA OLIVER CRAVIOTTO TALLAHASSEE Several people were stabbed at a building materials business in Tallahassee Wednesday morning before a suspect was taken into custody, local police said. The attack, at Dyke Industries on the northwest side of the city, left some people with multiple stab wounds. It was unclear Wednesday morning if there were any fatalities in the attack, but Tallahassee police said shortly before noon that all victims were taken to the hospital. Five victims are being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital: one patient is in serious condition, with two patients in fair condition and two patients in good condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Danielle Buchanan. Initial reports from the hospital had said six people were being treated before the count was revised. Police responded to the scene near the 2000 block on Maryland Circle at 8:37 a.m., where they found several stabbing victims and “provided immediate medical attention,” according to a press release. Marquitta Campbell, the wife of one of the victims, told the Tallahassee Democrat that her husband Bobby Riggins Jr. had gone to Dyke Industries for a job interview when he was attacked. She was on the phone with him as it happened, she told the paper: “The next thing I know, he said, ‘Baby. I’ve been stabbed five times.’“ She added that her husband was taken to the hospital with internal bleeding and that he called her to say he was going into surgery. The suspect was chased by employees on a 4 x 2, and one hit the suspect in the face with a hammer, WVFT radio host Greg Tish reported on Twitter.

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