ROCHESTER, Minn. – Two men were fatal in a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota, and the police arrested a suspect who tried to leave through a back stairway.
The pitch was reported around 7:15 a.m. Saturday at Castleview Apartments Rochester, a 32-unit building offers shelter for the homeless, the disabled, people who live in poverty or who have mental problems.
Rochester police said in a press release that the officials two men on the fourth floor of the building, “suffering from critical stab wounds.” The men were later pronounced dead at a hospital.
An officer found a man trying to leave the building from a rear staircase, the police press release said. The man, believed to be the only suspect, was arrested and remains in custody.
The police did not release the names of the victims or a possible motive for the stitch.
Rochester is a city of about 209,000 people, it is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Minneapolis.
Anne Bashaw-Meyer, Salvation Army director of development and community engagement, told the Post-Bulletin newspaper in Rochester that she was “shocked” and “saddened” to hear of the stitch-but it would not answer media questions during the police investigation continues.
“This was a terrible tragedy and it is being investigated,” the Salvation Army said in a statement.