Man charged in Southwest Philadelphia triple stabbing

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Police say a man has been charged in connection with a triple stabbing on the 5500 block of Baltimore Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia that left two men wounded and one man dead.

Police say 55-year-old Ronald Stanley is charged with one count of Murder, and two counts of: Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and related offenses.

The stabbing happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the suspect walked in without saying a word and stabbed a 31-year-old man in the chest who was inside paying his phone bill.

According to police, the man then walked out and jumped into the car of victim number two.  Police say a 51-year-old man was sitting in the drivers seat and was stabbed several times in the hands after a struggle.

But the suspect wasn't done yet.  Another innocent victim had just arrived across the street to get his car repaired.

"Walks up to a male with his fianceé directly across the street from the Cricket store getting his car worked on. He pulls out the knife and stabs him on time in the chest in front of his fianceé,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. Johnny Walker.

Police say the alleged attacker calmly walked a block away where he was arrested and found with the bloody knife.

Those who the know suspect says he was well known to local businesses as a nuisance. Police say the entire incident happened over less than 2 minutes. Much of it captured on surveillance video which police are now reviewing. As for a motive, no one knows for sure, but investigators are looking into a possible psychological problem.

"These are people just doing chores on a normal day, unexpected to come upon a violent individual like this,’ Lt. Walker explained.


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