UPDATE: Two dead in Cleveland triple-stabbing, suspect arrested
Police have now identified all three of the victims; a suspect has been arrested.
UPDATE: A triple stabbing at a Cleveland apartment complex has claimed two lives and left a third victim in critical condition Thursday.
The victims were all adults, according to police. Channel 3 confirmed, 33-year-old Crystal Canino and 35-year-old Crystal York died from the incident. Police say a male victim, 35-year-old Anthony Beck, is in critical condition at Erlanger.
A male suspect, 24-year-old Stephen Jacob Reed (aka Gaddis), has been charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
A suspect is in police custody and currently being questioned.
Police: all stabbing victims were adults. Suspect was picked up when police arrived to apt. Suspect in custody, currently being questioned.— Sara Sidery (@SaraSideryWRCB) April 21, 2016
The crime scene is large as the stabbings happened in different areas of the complex. The complex may be closed for several more hours as police conduct their investigation and gather evidence. Residents of the complex are stuck, unable to leave or enter the complex.
Cleveland Police Department Investigators and Crime Scene Unit are still at the scene, being assisted by the Crime Scene Unit of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Cleveland/Bradley Emergency Management Agency and PIO Lindsay Hathcock of the County Mayor's Office, according to CPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Evie West.
Nearby Blythe Bower Elementary was placed on lockdown after the 911 call at 11:45 am. The lockdown, taken as a precuationary measure, was lifted about 1:00pm.
PREVIOUS STORY: Reports of a stabbing in Cleveland have police gathering near an apartment complex Thursday afternoon.
Channel 3 has learned that police have been dispatched to the Springbrook Apartments on Blackburn Road SE. Police have the complex cordoned off as they determine the scale of the incident.
Eyewitnesses report seeing a Lifeforce helicopter land in a field near the complex.
We have a crew enroute and will update this developing story.