Police say a mother and two children have been stabbed to death at an apartment in Ohio's capital city.

Officers were called to the residence on the north side of Columbus at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials say they suspect an ex-boyfriend of the mother broke into the apartment and fatally stabbed them. Police say the woman's current boyfriend arrived at the home afterward, and both men scuffled.

Police say both men were injured and have been hospitalized.

The children are believed to be ages 6 to 8.