6 people injured after stabbing at workplace in Tallahassee, Florida

Clay Curtis
September 12, 2019

Police say there are multiple victims of the stabbing who were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

Brown was involved in a dispute at the office before the stabbing, in which police said a pocket-knife-style weapon was used.

A woman talks to an officer on scene after a relative was stabbed before a job interview at Dyke Industries on September 11, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Police say they will be working to collect surveillance video from both Dyke Industries and the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant nearby.

Outlaw said it appeared Brown only sought out certain victims and had no pending employment issues at his job.

Shortly after clocking in at 8 a.m., Brown had a verbal dispute with coworkers or supervisors, according to interim Tallahassee Police Chief Steven Outlaw.

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Officials said 41 year-old Antwann Demetris Brown was an employee at Dyke Industries.

The officers who responded to the stabbing had been attending the city's 9/11 memorial service. Outlaw said. "All of our responding officers, they're also very cognizant of what day this is".

"You can't help but wonder, on the first flush when you hear that, is this related to the anniversary?"

A hospital spokesperson says one victim is in serious condition, two are in fair condition and two others are in good condition. Brown was captured about a block away from the scene.

The stabbings took place at a business that distributes residential and commercial building supplies, such as doors and windows, according to the company's website.

The attack, at Dyke Industries on the northwest side of the city, left five people with multiple stab wounds.

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