Updated 07/11/14 – 11:24 a.m.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (CBS) — A man was in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday, after allegedly stabbing an elderly couple to death — killing the woman at a Merrillville hospital after killing the man at their home in Gary.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville was placed on lockdown early Friday morning, after a man fatally stabbed an elderly female patient around 12:30 a.m.
“The Merrillville Police Department was notified of an assault here at the hospital on one of the patients,” Merrillville Police Chief of Detectives Robert Wiley said. “They received notification that there was some sort of altercation going on in one of the rooms. Upon our officers’ arrival, the victim was being worked on by the staff; so it was within moments of the actual incident.”