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Leon County Detention Facility

Antwann Brown, the suspect who police say stabbed five people at Dyke Industries Wednesday morning, is being held with no bond. He faces five counts of attempted murder and one for aggravated assault.

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Tallahassee Police Department Facebook

Update 12:35 p.m.  Police have identified the stabbing supspect as 41-year-old Antwann Demetrius Brown. 

Police say Brown worked at Dyke Industries for about three months. After Brown clocked in for work this morning officers say he got into a dispute and was asked to leave. He clocked out at 8:20 a.m. 

Pollice allege Brown then stabbed five people with a folding knife. Officers responded to the call at 8:37 a.m.

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Five people were stabbed this morning at Dyke Industries on Maryland Court near a Tallahsasee industrial park. Police say the suspect has been taken into custody.

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The crime rate in Tallahassee during 2018 dropped by more than 7% compared to the year prior, according to the Annual Uniform Crime Report.

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City of Tallahassee

Democrats and Republicans are using Tallahassee’s crime rate in political attacks, but experts say that could mislead voters. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is going after his opponent Andrew Gillum. He says the city’s crime rate has topped the state during Gillum’s term as mayor. 

Tallahassee, FL – Forbes Magazine has ranked Tallahassee among the top ten as one of America's most dangerous cities to live in. But, as Sascha Cordner reports, Tallahassee's Police Chief rebukes the distinction.