The suspect was identified as Antwann Brown, an employee at Dyke Industries, a building materials company in an industrial park.
5 people stabbed in Tallahassee, suspect in custody
Brown was involved in a dispute at the office before the stabbing, in which police said a pocket-knife-style weapon was used.
Police in Tallahassee were still trying to determine what set off the suspect and prompted him to pull out a pocketknife and stab co-workers before fleeing the workplace on foot. They identified the suspect as Antwann Brown, 41.
Mayor Dailey responds to Dyke Industries stabbing
When officers arrived, they began treating victims on the scene, said officer Damon Miller, a spokesman for the Tallahassee Police Department. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was killed. Five people were taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for treatment.
Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw said at a news conference “you cant help but wonder” whether the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was a factor in the attack, but police found no evidence of any connections. He said police had not determined a motive for the “spontaneous” attack.
“It appeared that he actually sought out certain victims,” interim Police Chief Steven Outlaw said during a news conference just yards from the business.
Video: 5 workers stabbed with pocket knife in Florida: Police
Chief Outlaw noted Brown had run-ins with law enforcement years ago. A Florida Department of Corrections offender website shows the 41-year-old spent time in prison for drug dealing and grand theft in cases going back to 1996. He was released from prison in July 2009.
Man allegedly stabs 5 coworkers with folding knife, motive unknown: Police
Frantic family members gathered behind police tape and shared stories of the horror that unfolded inside the business.
Marquitta Campbells husband, Bobby Riggins Jr., arrived for a job interview at Dyke Industries at around 8:30 a.m. She said she was on the phone with him when she heard a commotion.
The next thing I know, he said, Baby, Ive been stabbed five times, Campbell said as she waited for answers.
Her husband later called her from the hospital to tell her he had internal bleeding and was going into surgery.
Danielle Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, said, “One patient is in serious condition; two patients are in fair condition; and two patients are in good condition.”
Video: 5 injured, 1 person arrested after stabbing in Tallahassee
Mass Stabbing at Fla. Company Leaves Multiple People Wounded: Baby, Ive Been Stabbed 5 Times
Ellen Mospens said her husband, Dennis McMaster, escaped without injury. He texted her to say there had been a massive stabbing at the business. Come get me, he said.
Wrestling belt: Tallahassee police recover Chris Jericho championship wrestling belt, but mystery remains
Before the stabbing, city officials were grappling with a rash of shootings over the weekend that left two dead and one injured.
At least five people stabbed at Tallahassee workplace, suspect in custody, police say
Dyke Industries, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, has 15 distribution outlets in 18 states and provides residential and commercial building materials, including interior and exterior doors, according to the companys website.
Multiple Victims Stabbed At Florida Business
share with Twittershare with emailshare linkOur live coverage of a workplace mass stabbing in Tallahassee, Florida, has ended.
BREAKING: Multiple people stabbed in Tallahassee, police report
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link7 hr 45 min agoWhat you need to know about the Tallahassee stabbings
Police: 5 people hurt, one person arrested after stabbing in Tallahassee
An employee stabbed five people at a Florida workplace today after a dispute, Tallahassee police said.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link9 hr 16 min agoSuspect was in a dispute at work before the stabbing The suspect involved in the stabbing was engaged in some sort of dispute this morning at work before the incident, Tallahassee Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw said.
Outlaw didnt elaborate on the dispute. He said the suspect, Antwann Brown, 41, was asked to clock out as a result. He clocked out at 8:20 a.m. ET, Outlaw said.
Brown had been employed at Dyke Industries for three and a half months with no known employment issues, according to Tallahassee police.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link9 hr 40 min agoSuspect in Tallahassee stabbing identified as an employee at Dyke IndustriesThe suspect involved in todays stabbing at Dyke Industries has been identified as Antwann D. Brown, according to the Tallahassee Police Department.
Tallahassee Maryland Circle Stabbing: Suspect in Custody
“Those victims were provided immediate medical attention and transported to a local hospital,” police said.
A motive for the stabbing is still not known, Tallahassee Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw said during a news conference.
Suspect held after Florida workplace stabbing, police say
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link9 hr 54 min agoNOW: Police give an update on the Tallahassee stabbingOfficials from the Tallahassee Police Department are giving an update about this mornings shooting.
Earlier today, officials said they had a suspect in custody, but the identity has not been released. The conditions of many of the victims are also unclear.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link11 hr 6 min agoHospital says 1 patient is in serious condition after stabbingOne person is in serious condition at a local hospital following the stabbing, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare said in an updated statement Wednesday.
Six people stabbed near Coca-Cola warehouse in Tallahassee, authorities say
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare also corrected an earlier report: the hospital now says that five people, not six as was originally reported, were transported to the hospital from the scene of the incident.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link11 hr 17 min agoWhat we know so far about the Tallahassee stabbingPolice are investigate a stabbing incident in Tallahassee, Florida, this morning, a police spokesman said.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link11 hr 56 min agoHere's where the stabbing took place
TPD Police Chief says Tallahassee is a safe community after stabbing, spate of gun violence
The stabbing this morning occurred at Dyke Industries, a wholesale building material supplier, in Tallahassee, Florida.
Employee Stabs 5 People at Florida Business
The supplier is about 4 miles northwest of the Florida State University campus and 6 miles northwest of the Florida State Capitol.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link12 hr 13 min ago6 people taken to the hospital Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare has received six people from this mornings stabbing incident, according to Morgan King, spokesperson for the hospital.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link12 hr 26 min agoA suspect is in custodyTallahassee police say they have a suspect in custody in the stabbing incident. Its unclear if this individual is an employee.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare linkSearchWorldUSAfricaAmericasAsiaAustraliaChinaEuropeMiddle EastIndiaUKUS Politics45CongressSCOTUSFacts First20202019 ElectionsBusinessMarketsTechMediaSuccessPerspectivesVideoEntertainmentStarsScreenBingeCultureMediaTechInnovateGadgetMission: AheadUpstartsBusiness EvolvedWork TransformedInnovative CitiesSportFootballTennisEquestrianGolfSkiingHorse RacingFormula EF1SailingRugbyTravelDestinationsFood & DrinkPlayStayVideosStyleArtsDesignFashionArchitectureLuxuryAutosVideoHealthFoodFitnessWellnessParentingLive LongerFeaturesFreedom ProjectImpact Your WorldInside Africa2 degreesCNN HeroesAll FeaturesVideoVideo newsFeature showsHLNTV showsTV scheduleFaces of CNN WorldwideCNNVRVRHow To Watch VRArchivesMore…WeatherCNN ProfilesLeadershipPressroomPartner sitesWork for CNNFollow CNN