2 hospitalized, suspect on the run after attack at Dayton home

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A suspect is on the run after police say he “wildly” swung a sharp object at two men at a Dayton residence Tuesday afternoon, sending both victims to the hospital.

Police surrounded the home, located at 80 Pointview Avenue, around 12:45 pm. At one point, a 2 NEWS photographer on the scene witnessed a person being taken out of a house in handcuffs.

Officials say that two males arrived at the residence and attempted to make contact with an occupant inside. An altercation ensued, at which point a suspect began swinging a sharp object at the men.

Both of the victims suffered lacerations and were taken to the hospital by the Dayton Fire Department.

One of those victims, believed to be an 80-year-old man, is in serious condition. The other is considered to be in stable condition.

Neighbors tell us the 80-year-old is a landlord for the home and that the second victim is a maintenance worker, but that has not been confirmed by police.

Dayton’s Homicide Unit is at the scene and will take over the investigation.

Police are still looking for a suspect involved in the attack, saying they are searching for a male driving a tan Lincoln 4-door car.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dayton Police Department at 937-225-HELP, or dispatch at 937-333-COPS.

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