Police: 4 people stabbed, 7-year-old child hit at Lumberton motel

Police: 4 people stabbed, 7-year-old child hit at Lumberton motel
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – Police said a man forced his way into a Lumberton motel and stabbed four people and also hit a 7-year-old child.

Officers were called Sunday night to the Econo Lodge on Capuano Road for a stabbing call.

When they arrived, officers were directed to a room where several people were standing outside and told police that the suspect was still in the room.

Officers managed to take the suspect, 48-year-old Lloyd Locklear into custody.

Police said four people in the room either suffered stab wounds and/or lacerations, including a 17-year-old boy.

A 31-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and his injury is considered life-threatening. He was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The other three people hurt are expected to be OK.

Officers added that Locklear hit 7-year-old child in the face, causing minor injuries.

Locklear faces several charges including assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first-degree kidnapping.

He is at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $1.3 million bond.Copyright 2021 WMBF. All rights reserved.