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. He said later the suspect would be held on felonious assault counts.
Also injured were children ages 8 and 11, and a 72-year-old man. Police arrived at the home around 4 a.m.
In an audio recording of the 911 call released Thursday, a man tells the dispatcher, “My son cut both of the kids.” He said the man who did the stabbing had gone into the basement at the home.
“Please hurry,” the man said. The dispatcher kept the man on the line until police arrived.
Jung said police are investigating what led to the stabbings. It wasn’t clear how many people were in the home at the time of the stabbings.
“Inside the residence, it’s an extensive crime scene,” Jung said. “It’s more than one room.”
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.”