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PD: Man stabs three people after being invited over for Thanksgiving dinner

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 21:15:15-05

AVONDALE, AZ — A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing three people after they invited him over for Thanksgiving at their Avondale home.

Court records show 33-year-old Brandon Robinson met two of the victims days before at a bar. Robinson had explained to them that he didn’t have family in town or a place to go for Thanksgiving, so they invited him to their home near 117th Ave and Apache St.

According to one of the victims, after about 15 minutes at the home, Robinson began to act erratic and grabbed a knife approximately eight inches in length.

Robinson then allegedly stabbed all three of the victims with the knife.

One of the victims, a male, was stabbed approximately seven times and was hospitalized in critical condition. One female victim was stabbed approximately five times and had to have surgery for injuries. A second female victim had one stab wound but did not need to be hospitalized.

Robinson reportedly left the scene before police arrived, but was located nearby with a large cut on his hand.

No motive for the attack has been given.

Robinson has been arrested and faces three charges of aggravated assault.