Five people hurt in stabbing at Florida workplace

Interim Chief of Tallahassee Police Steve Outlaw gives a press conference on the Dyke Industries stabbing from September 11, 2019. (Source: WCTV)
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- [UPDATE: 9/11/2019 at 12:24 PM]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Tallahassee Police Department says an employee is in custody after a stabbing at Dyke Industries along Maryland Circle 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 there were no pending employment issues with Brown at Dyke Industries.

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, not six like it initially said, from the incident.

A hospital spokesperson says one victim is in serious condition, two are in fair condition and two are in good condition.

The hospital says serious condition is the designation below critical condition. Fair condition indicates normal vital signs, but the patient may be uncomfortable, according to the hospital. Finally, good condition means vital signs are stable and normal.

TMH has a level two trauma center designation. It is the only trauma center in the Big Bend.

Officers were called to the scene around 8:37 a.m.

Maryland Circle is an industrial drive on the city's northwest side, near Mission Road and I-10.

Dyke Industries has locations across the southeast, including Tallahassee and two others in Florida.

It provides residential and commercial building materials including interior and exterior doors, millwork, and windows. According to manta.com, Dyke Industries in Tallahassee employs about 20 to 49 people.

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The Tallahassee Police Department says a suspect is in custody after a stabbing at Dyke Industries, along Maryland Circle.

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

Officers were called to the scene around 8:37 a.m.

Maryland Circle is an industrial drive on the city's northwest side.

Dyke Industries has locations across the Southeast including Tallahassee and two others in Florida.

It provides residential and commercial building materials including interior and exterior doors, millwork, and windows. According to manta.com, Dyke Industries in Tallahassee employs about 20 to 49 people.

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