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Police: Man arrested after stabbing 3 people at Orem home

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Posted at 7:45 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 19:33:49-04

OREM, Utah — A man was taken into custody Monday evening for stabbing multiple people inside a home, Orem Police say.

Officers responded to a report that the suspect was "actively stabbing people" at the home near 1400 South and 700 East. They were able to take him into custody without any issues.

He was identified Tuesday as 24-year-old Wilton Vladimir Molina. Police said one of the victims had subdued him in the front yard.

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When police arrived at the scene, they found three people with multiple stab wounds. One victim was found a few houses away, collapsed on the front yard with a significant wound to his left arm and stab wounds to his abdomen and neck. A second victim had multiple stab wounds to his arms and hands, and had also been bitten on the calf. The third victim was found to have lacerations.

The first victim needed immediate surgery and is currently in stable condition at the hospital. The second also required surgery, and the third victim was treated and released.

The suspect was also taken to the hospital, treated, and was later booked into the Utah County Jail on three counts of attempted aggravated murder with domestic violence enhancement, as well as one count of interfering with an officer. Police say he kicked officers on scene and while being transported.

Police said all of the parties lived in the same home, with the suspect and one victim living in the basement and the other two victims in the upstairs portion of the home.

The investigation was still ongoing as of Tuesday morning.