Police identify Tallahassee workplace stabbing suspect, 5 injured in attack

Stabbing in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/Gray News) — The Tallahassee Police Department says an employee is in custody after a stabbing at Dyke Industries on the city’s northwest side.

Officers arrested Antwann Demetris Brown, 41, about 10 to 15 minutes after the first stabbing, Interim Police Chief Steve Outlaw said in a press conference. He was caught about a block away from the Dyke Industries building.

Police say Brown got into an argument with another employee when he clocked in at 8 a.m. Brown was told to clock out, which he did at 8:20 a.m., then police were called at 8:33 a.m.

Outlaw says the department doesn't know what Brown did exactly during the time between clocking out and engaging the victims. Outlaw also says the argument with another employee didn't get physical.

Outlaw says it appears Brown sought out certain victims. Police say he used a small, folding knife in the stabbing. His fellow employees armed themselves with what they could and held Brown at bay during the attack.

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital says it received five patients from the incident. A hospital spokesperson says one victim is in serious condition, two are in fair condition and two are in good condition.

Police say there were no pending employment issues with Brown at Dyke Industries.

Dyke Industries provides residential and commercial building materials, including interior and exterior doors, millwork, and windows. According to Manta.com, the company employs between 20 to 49 people.

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