KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Two children and two adults were found stabbed inside a suburban Dayton home early Thursday by police responding to a disturbance call.
Kettering police said all four were taken to hospitals, and that one man transported was considered the suspect. Police spokesman John Jung said initial indications were that the wounds weren’t life-threatening. But, he said he hadn’t received updates from the hospitals.
Jung said all four had wounds consistent with a knife. He said the suspect in custody is a 46-year-old man who had knife wounds.
Also injured were children ages 8 and 11, and a 72-year-old man. Police arrived at the home around 4 a.m.
“Inside the residence, it’s an extensive crime scene,” Jung said. “It’s more than one room.”
Jung said police are investigating what led to the stabbings and trying to determine the four’s relationships, but it’s believed they are all related. He wasn’t sure if there was anyone else in the home at the time of the stabbings.
Jung said violence was out of the ordinary in the suburban city of some 56,000 people south of Dayton, in southwest Ohio.
“This isn’t like a normal thing for us to have an incident like this,” Jung said. “This is a violent scene.”