A Texas man is accused of stabbing four relatives, including a 9-year-old girl, a number of times during a violent family argument this week.
Nathan Carlin, 36, allegedly cut and stabbed four family members using a knife at the family’s home in Porter, Texas on Jan. 19, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies who arrived at the residence shortly before noon found four victims — all females — with several puncture wounds and other lacerations. They were rushed to a hospital and remain in stable but serious condition, authorities said. The three women and the girl, who weren’t identified, are 61, 38, 23, and 9 years old.
Carlin allegedly fled the residence on foot following the attack. Law enforcement, who were unable to immediately detain him, issued a release Wednesday afternoon requesting the public’s assistance in locating him. They described him as “armed and dangerous.”
Carlin was later arrested, county authorities announced shortly after midnight. He was reportedly apprehended by a SWAT team in the woods following the family stabbing, KTRK-TV reported. He had called 911 at around 9:30 p.m. and alerted emergency dispatchers he was lost.
Carlin has been charged with several counts of aggravated assault and felony injury to a child. He’s being held at a county detention facility in Humble, Texas, online jail records show.
It’s unclear what his relationship is to the victims. A suspected motive in the attack hasn’t been released by law enforcement. The investigation into the incident remains open and ongoing.
Carlin was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. It’s unclear if he has retained legal representation.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t immediately available for comment.
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