Police say three young people have been stabbed to death and two other people were hurt in an attack at a home in eastern North Carolina.

New Bern Police Lt. Ronda Allen says officers were called to a report of a person with a knife around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Allen says officers took a suspect into custody, then entered the home and found the dead and injured.

Allen says two juveniles were dead and a third died at a hospital. She says another juvenile and an adult were hurt.

She says the suspect and the victims knew one another, although the suspect was not a member of the victims' family. Their names and ages haven't been released.

Police say they will release more information about the stabbing later Wednesday.