Homicide

Police: 3 young people stabbed to death at home in eastern North Carolina; suspect in custody

  • Investigators work, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the backyard of a home where a triple homicide took place late Tuesday, in New Bern, N.C. Three children were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in the attack. (AP Photo, Sun Journal, Bill Hand)

    Investigators work, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in the backyard of a home where a triple homicide took place late Tuesday, in New Bern, N.C. Three children were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in the attack. (AP Photo, Sun Journal, Bill Hand)  (The Associated Press)

  • This booking mug provided by the Craven County Sheriff's Office, in North Carolina, shows Eh Lar Doh Htoo, 18, under arrest, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Htoo is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Other charges are also expected. Three children, ages 1, 5 and 12, were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in a Burmese community in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/Craven County Sheriff's Office)

    This booking mug provided by the Craven County Sheriff's Office, in North Carolina, shows Eh Lar Doh Htoo, 18, under arrest, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Htoo is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Other charges are also expected. Three children, ages 1, 5 and 12, were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in a Burmese community in New Bern, N.C. (AP Photo/Craven County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer walks to his car during an investigation, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, of a triple homicide that took place late Tuesday, at a residence, in New Bern, N.C. Three children were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in the attack. (AP Photo, Sun Journal, Bill Hand)

    A police officer walks to his car during an investigation, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, of a triple homicide that took place late Tuesday, at a residence, in New Bern, N.C. Three children were stabbed to death and two other people were wounded in the attack. (AP Photo, Sun Journal, Bill Hand)  (The Associated Press)

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.