Three Hospitalized After Portland Stabbing
REPORT UPDATED (Suspect ID released)
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PORTLAND TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Three people were transported to area hospitals Monday (two critical, one stable) after they were reportedly stabbed at a Portland home off N. Pinson Rd near the Kentucky border.
The incident occurred on Brewer Rd near North Pinson Rd just after 9 PM Monday night. MAP
According to Orlinda Fire Chief Dusty Johnson, when he arrived, a family member indicated that it was a home invasion and that the suspect just started cutting.
According to Chief Johnson, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office indicated that they already had someone in custody when he arrived.
According to Robertson County EMS, three people were transported to area hospitals following the stabbing. A 53-year-old male and a 52-year-old female were transported to Skyline Medical Center in serious condition. A third victim, a 23-year-old female (possibly pregnant, Johnson said) was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville in Stable condition.
“There was a lot of blood loss,” Chief Johnson told Smokey Barn News. “All three had multiple lacerations.”
The identity of the suspect, now identified as 23-year-old Austin Craig Swanson, was still in the residence when Deputies arrived and was taken into custody. Deputies immediately performed life-saving first-aid on the victims until medical personnel arrived.
Swanson was transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield, without bond. He has been charged with four counts of First Degree Attempted Murder.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation and they have confirmed that the 23-year-old female was in fact pregnant. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Swanson is a neighbor of the victims. A motive for the attack remains unclear.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, as of Tuesday morning, the 2 females were in stable condition. The male was listed in critical but stable condition. The fourth attempted murder charge refers to the unborn child, who, according to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, was uninjured during the brutal attack.
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