A suspect was stopped near Ide, on the outskirts of Exeter, last night after three men were stabbed and two pedestrians injured by a car in Plymouth.
The man, aged in his 50s, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody, the force said today.
Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were called to a ‘serious incident’ near to the Railway Inn in Albert Road, Plymouth, just after 10pm last night (Saturday, September 19).
A spokesperson added: “Units attended the scene where three men were found with stab wounds.
“One of the men suffered potentially life-changing injuries as a result.
“Officers also located two female pedestrians who had been involved in a collision with a vehicle.
“One woman sustained serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening, the other woman received minor injuries.
“All five people were taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.
“The suspect had fled the scene.
“Proactive police work led to officers stopping a vehicle a short time after near Ide on the outskirts of Exeter in which a man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
“He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital for treatment where he remains in police custody.”
Superintendent Roy Linden added: “As we carry out further enquiries into this incident, the public will see a police presence at several locations across Plymouth today, particularly in the Albert Road area of Stoke.
“This will continue over the coming days, with our Police Community Support Officers continuing to provide a visible police presence to offer further reassurance.
“The victims are currently receiving treatment in hospital and their families have been informed.
“We would like to reassure the community, that although clearly distressing, this was an isolated incident and is not being treated as terrorism related.
“The suspect was known to some of the victims, and we can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.”
Anyone with any information and who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 1112 190920.
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