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Neighbors react to Rochester fatal stabbings

Residents near by react to finding out there was a double homicide near their home and business.

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 11:33 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2018 10:13 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- Police have released the names of the victims and the suspect in Saturday night’s fatal stabbings.

Officers responded to a call at the Castleview Apartments at 120 North Broadway around 7:15 pm. When they arrived, they found 45-year-old Eric Flemming and 57-year-old Phillip Hicks on the fourth floor of the apartment suffering from critical stab wounds. Police say all three men were occupants at the Castleview Apartments.

Ryan Holmseth lives in the building next to Castleview. Holmseth said he saw the entire arrest from his apartment window on the 8th floor.

“It was very chaotic ... the police were here all night,” said Holmseth “ I saw police surround the front then the back.”
Police arrested 54-year-old Glenn Johnson as he was trying to flee the scene from the rear stairway.

Helmseth said he isn't surprised this happened.

“A lot of drug activity and crazy people around ... especially at night,” he said.

Johnson is in police custody at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center where he’s awaiting charges on two counts of 2nd-degree murder.

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