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5 people injured in stabbing in Tallahassee

Lawrence Mower, Elizabeth Koh and Emily L. Mahoney, Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Bureau on

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He said Brown was cooperating with detectives.

The five victims were treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital: One patient is in serious condition, with two patients in fair condition and two patients in good condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Danielle Buchanan. Initial reports from the hospital had said six people were being treated before the count was lowered to five.

Police responded to the scene near the 2000 block on Maryland Circle at 8:37 a.m., where they found several stabbing victims and "provided immediate medical attention," according to a press release.

Marquitta Campbell, the wife of one of the victims, told the Tallahassee Democrat that her husband, Bobby Riggins Jr., had gone to Dyke Industries for a job interview when he was attacked.

She was on the phone with him as it happened, she told the paper: "The next thing I know, he said, 'Baby. I've been stabbed five times.'" She added that her husband was taken to the hospital with internal bleeding and that he called her to say he was going into surgery.

His mother-in-law, Tangela McGhee, told the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald that she learned about the stabbing from Campbell.

"All I could hear was 'stabbed five times' ... I went into a panic mode," said McGhee, who was at the emergency wing of Tallahassee Memorial on Wednesday morning. "It's overwhelming."


McGhee said Riggins is in good condition and is awake and talking.

Dyke Industries, a building business that produces doors, millwork, and windows, has 15 locations across the Southeast and Midwest, including Miami.

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