CROFTON, Md. (WJZ)—Police say a girl called 911 from her Crofton home on Wednesday. She told the dispatcher her father just stabbed her family.
Weijia Jiang is following the case.
Police are still trying to answer why a father and husband would turn on his loved ones in such a gruesome way.
Just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, police pack onto the 1600-block of Forest Hill Court for an episode of what investigators are calling family violence that ended in bloodshed.
“A call came in from one of the daughters inside the home, indicating that she along with her sister and mother had been stabbed. They were stabbed in the upper body,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.
Police say the daughters found in the home are 13 and 20. Their mother is 49. All three were rushed to Shock Trauma.
Jada Kegan lives next door.
“My mom said when she took out the dogs, she saw the two daughters sitting over there covered in blood. They brought the mom out in an orange bag, like a shock bag or something. And her head was showing. I guess they rushed her off to the ambulance,” Kegan said.
Even more alarming to neighbors is who police arrested as a prime suspect—the father and husband to the victims.
“They were really, really nice. I would never have suspected anything like this,” said Jessica Puglise, neighbor.
Neighbors tell us the family is originally from Central America and by all outward appearances seemed happy. They would often walk their two dogs through the neighborhood together. So for many, this news is stunning.
“No arguments, no nothing. I have never heard a word bad at all,” said a neighbor.
Along with his family, the suspect is being treated at the hospital. Police found him in the woods behind the house with cuts all over his body. So far, there’s no word on what sparked the attack.
“That’s kind of scary that close to home. Bad stuff can happen anywhere,” said Jason Cubbage.
The condition of all of the family members is serious but stable. That includes the father. Several charges are pending against him.
At this time police are not revealing any names as they continue the investigation.