Three people were stabbed to death, two of them children, and three others wounded at a house in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday and authorities asked for the public's help in finding a man acquainted with a person who lived at the home.
Officers summoned to the house at about 3:30 p.m. (1930 GMT)on Saturday found all six stabbing victims on the second floor, one of them already deceased, Anthony Ambrose, Newark's director of public safety, told an evening press conference.
Two of the victims later died of their wounds while the remaining three were hospitalized, authorities said.
The deceased were identified only as an 8-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman.
The wounded victims were described as a 29-year-old woman and two 13-year-old children, a boy and a girl. The woman was listed in stable condition, while there was no information immediately available on the status of the children.