TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Police in Tallahassee have confirmed that multiple victims have been hospitalized following what appears to be a mass stabbing at an industrial park early Wednesday.

Police say the suspect is in custody.

While multiple reports suggested that the incident happened at the Coca Cola plant, USA TODAY has reported that those claims were incorrect. Reports from authorities now confirm that the stabbing took place at Dyke Industries near the 2000 block of Maryland Circle.


“Upon officer’s arrival, they discovered multiple stabbing victims and provided immediate medical attention,” the Tallahassee Police Department said.

Florida authorities have said that multiple victims were injured in the attack, but we are not yet sure of their condition. A total of six victims were provided immediate aid as emergency crews arrived at the industrial park and were then transported to area hospitals for further treatment.

No deaths have been reported at this time.

USA TODAY spoke with family members of some of the victims who were inside the industrial building at the time of the attack.

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Marquitta Campbell says that her husband, Bobby Riggins Jr., had been scheduled to have a job interview at 8:30 Wednesday morning. Campbell was talking with Riggins on the phone when she heard loud noises in the background.

Then Riggins told her he’d been stabbed.

“The next thing I know, he said ‘Baby. I’ve been stabbed five times,’ ” Campbell said. “ ‘I’ve been stabbed.’ ”

The confusion of the location seemed to stem from the possibility that workers may have chased the alleged attacker from the building over to the nearby Coca Cola plant, where the suspect was subdued and taken into police custody.


A spokesperson from the hospital provided some information, including the fact that there had been a total of six victims who were being treated.

“They are currently being evaluated by our medical team. We will provide an update as soon as more information becomes available,” Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare spokesperson Danielle Buchanan said.

The Tallahassee Police Department has confirmed that the stabbing had taken place but authorities have not provided a detailed updated to the specifics.

USA TODAY was live at the scene of the attack as emergency crews continued their investigation. 


No information has been released about the suspect’s identity or a potential motive behind the crime. It was also not known whether the attacker knew their victims or targeted people at random.


The investigation into the mass stabbing is ongoing. Law Enforcement Today will continue to bring you updates as more information becomes available to the public.


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