Man Claiming To Be Jesus Stabs 3 In Home Near Pittsburgh

CARRICK, Penn. (AP) — A man claiming to be Jesus stabbed three people at an apartment on Monday and then hid until he was taken into custody by Pittsburgh police.

The man is being charged with three counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

One of the injured victims told officers he offered the man a place to stay at the apartment in Carrick because he was homeless. He said they were talking in the early morning when the suspect said he was Jesus and began stabbing people.

One of the stabbing victims was in stable condition, another in critical condition and the third in serious condition.

Officers responding to a 911 call found the three people stabbed. They heard noises coming from the apartment basement and found the suspect hiding in the rafters there, police reports said.

He was taken into custody to the Allegheny County Jail, the newspaper said. It was not immediately clear that he has an attorney to represent him.

Carrick is located south of Pittsburgh.