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.
Video: 5 workers stabbed with pocket knife in Florida: Police
It appeared that he actually sought out certain victims, interim Police Chief Steven Outlaw said during a news conference just yards from the business.
One victim was in serious condition at a hospital, two were in fair condition and another two were in good condition, said Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare spokeswoman Danielle Buchanan.
Video: 5 injured, 1 person arrested after stabbing in Tallahassee
Brown was apprehended without a struggle not far from Dyke Industries, which supplies doors and windows to residential and commercial customers. Police said he had worked there for just over three months.
Outlaw said there was no indication of any pending employment actions against Brown. A company representative didnt immediately return a request for comment.
Police said Brown clocked in at about 8 a.m. as he normally should. Minutes later, he was engaged in some kind of dispute at work, Outlaw said, and clocked out at 8:20. Outlaw could not elaborate on what the dispute was about.
When the suspect later returned and began attacking people, other co-workers fended him off with sticks and whatever they could grab, according to Outlaw, calling those heroic actions. The co-workers pinned down the suspect, but he escaped.
Court records show Brown has a lengthy arrest record, mostly for drug offenses, dating back from when he was in his teens. He had past arrests for resisting arrest without violence, trespassing, grand theft and domestic battery. The battery charge was dropped in 2014.
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share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link21 hr 49 min agoWhat you need to know about the Tallahassee stabbings
The groups had a meeting scheduled for two weeks from now, but Mayor Dailey pushed it up to next week, completely clearing the agenda in the process to focus only on violence.
An employee stabbed five people at a Florida workplace today after a dispute, Tallahassee police said.
"One patient is in serious condition, two patients are in fair condition, and two patients are in good condition," a statement from the hospital said.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link23 hr 20 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.
All five stabbing victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. The hospital originally said it took in six patients from the attack.
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 link23 hr 44 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.
“Those victims were provided immediate medical attention and transported to a local hospital,” police said.
Five people stabbed at Tallahassee manufacturing company; suspect in custody
A motive for the stabbing is still not known, Tallahassee Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw said during a news conference.
Investigators were still trying to understand what specifically set off the suspect, identified by Tallahassee, Florida, police as Antwann Brown, 41, to pull out a pocket knife and begin stabbing co-workers.
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link23 hr 59 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.
Police: 5 people hurt, one person arrested after stabbing in Tallahassee
share with Facebookshare with Twittershare with emailshare link11:26 a.m. ET, September 11, 2019Hospital 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.
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 link11:14 a.m. ET, September 11, 2019What 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 link10:35 a.m. ET, September 11, 2019Here's where the stabbing took place
The stabbing this morning occurred at Dyke Industries, a wholesale building material supplier, in Tallahassee, Florida.
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 link10:18 a.m. ET, September 11, 20196 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 link10:06 a.m. ET, September 11, 2019A suspect is in custodyTallahassee police say they have a suspect in custody in the stabbing incident. Its unclear if this individual is an employee.
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