Man, woman found stabbed in Orlando; suspect arrested after jumping into lake

Police investigate double stabbing on San Juan Boulevard

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man and woman were stabbed early Wednesday at an Orlando home, and the suspect was arrested after jumping into a lake, according to police.

The double stabbing happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 400 block of San Juan Boulevard near Hermosa Street.

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Orlando police said officers were called to the home and found the victims suffering from stab wounds. The man and woman were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in stable condition, but the extent of their injuries was not released.

According to police, the victims said they were arguing with Leonardo Lazaro Gutierrez Rodriguez, 27, whom they know, and stabbed them before driving away.

Police said Rodriguez’s vehicle was spotted a short time later and officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Gutierrez crashed his vehicle into a tree at Demetree Park, so he ran and jumped into a nearby lake, police said.

Rodriguez was arrested on two counts of attempted second-degree murder with a weapon, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers and resisting without violence.

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