HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Huntsville police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for stabbing four people at the Academy Housing Complex in north Huntsville on Wednesday.
HPD confirmed that the suspect they were searching for was located by Redstone Arsenal Police at Gate 9 and is now in HPD custody.
On Thursday morning, HPD confirmed the arrest of 35-year-old Dexter Fitzgerald Houghton. He was charged with four counts of first-degree assault. Investigators are still working to determine a motive behind the attack, or what the relationship is between the offender and victims, according to police.
Huntsville Police say all of the victims are expected to survive.
HEMSI spokesperson Don Webster said three females and one male were injured with lacerations at the intersection of Academy Drive and Highway 72 in Huntsville.
Surveillance video from the scene shows the male victim, who appears to be wounded, running from the scene. The video shows the man stumbling into the doorway of a nearby gas station.
A maroon Jeep Patriot that HPD says that the perpetrator was driving was seen racing from the scene.
A witness at the scene was shocked at what took place.
“It was just shocking that something like this would happen in front of kids in broad daylight. You hear about people arguing but I never thought I would come outside to a scene where the man just cut some women up.”
None of the victims were identified by Huntsville police.