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The Latest: the Victims, the suspect lived at the Salvation Army complex

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Last two men to be fatal in a Salvation Army apartment complex in Rochester, Minnesota (all times are local):

3:50 p.m.

The police in Rochester, Minnesota, says a man was “definitely under the influence of alcohol” when he allegedly stabbed two neighbors to death in a Salvation Army building.

The 53-year-old man was arrested shortly after the sting Saturday night at Castleview Apartments when police say he tried to flee from a rear staircase. He was being held on Sunday with two preliminary counts of second-degree murder.

Rochester police Capt. John Sherwin says the suspect had allegedly “bickered” with the victims “quite a bit.” Sherwin told the Post-Bulletin newspaper that the suspect was combative with the arresting officers and would not tell the researchers what happened after he was arrested.

The victims were identified as 57-year-old Phillip, William Hicks, and the 45-year-old Eric Alan Flemming. Sherwin says that both men were stabbed in the chest and upper abdomen.

The police says that the victims and suspect all lived in the apartments.

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10 hours

The police has arrested a man in the fatal sting of two men in a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota.

The pitch was reported around 7:15 pm, on Saturday in a building in Rochester. The officials found the two men on the fourth floor of the building, “suffering from critical stab wounds.” They were declared dead in a hospital.

An officer found a man trying to leave the building by a rear stairway. The man, believed to be the only suspect, was arrested and remains in custody.

The names of the victims were not released. The police also will not release a possible motive.

Anne Bashaw-Meyer, Salvation Army director of development and community engagement, told the Post Bulletin she was “shocked” and “saddened” to hear of the stitch-but would not answer questions during the police investigation continues.

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