DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – At least two people are dead and ten others are in the hospital after police say a suspect stole a Riverside Police cruiser and crashed into several other cars near the Dayton Metro Library.
Dayton Police say the incident began following a stabbing at a home off of Xenia Avenue.
The suspect at that scene got into a Riverside Police cruiser and took off, hit another police vehicle, and headed into downtown Dayton at a high rate of speed.
Five children were transported and taken to Miami Valley Hospital, police say. One of those children is in critical condition.
Five other people were taken to area hospitals. The severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.
The suspect is in custody and is being treated for his injuries.
Dayton Police have blocked off the area until the scene can be cleared.
The Dayton Fire Department, and Harrison Township EMS are on site as well.
Police did issue a call for backup shortly before the incident occurred, but it was canceled soon after.