Willoughby Hills police say man who tied up, stabbed and set two women on fire is in custody

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WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — A man accused of trying to kill the mother of his children and her sister is now in police custody.

According to the Willoughby Hills Police Department, 27-year-old Allen Crawford turned himself in on Sunday night.

Earlier in the day, he reportedly broke into their apartment armed with a gun and tied them up, stabbed them and set them on fire.

He then grabbed his three children and fled from the scene.

One of the victims was able to call 911 for help.

She and the other woman were taken to the hospital where they are being treated for stab wounds and burns. Their current conditions are unknown.

Police said Crawford dropped off the children unharmed at his parents’ house before surrendering to Cleveland police.

 

 

 

 

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