A man stabbed six family members as they slept inside a Philadelphia home early Friday, Feb. 11, before being captured nearby, according to police.
Around 4 a.m., police arrived and discovered six victims who had been stabbed.
According to authorities, three women are in serious condition in the hospital, while two men and a woman are in stable condition.
The injured victims are between the ages of 26 and 57.
Among the most seriously injured was a 49-year-old woman who police said was stabbed multiple times in the neck, head and back.
“It’s a very violent scene,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told WPVI-TV.
The suspected attacker, described by police as a 29-year-old who lived in the home, was found covered with blood a few blocks away, Small said.
He had cuts on his hands and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to Small, the attacks occurred in three bedrooms on the second story of the house, leaving a gory scene.
He stated he discovered two bloodied knives with 7-inch blades in the house.
“One of the blades, which is all metal, is actually broken,” Small added, “which goes to indicate how severely these people were stabbed.”
The suspect’s name and the identities of the six family members have not been revealed by police.