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3 stabbed in Mayfield Heights

3 stabbed in Mayfield Heights

(Mayfield Heights) – Three people were stabbed in Mayfield Heights early Monday morning. 

Police were called to an apartment complex on GoldenGate Blvd. at 4:56 AM. That's when police found three people with stab wounds.

The victims were all transported to Hillcrest Hospital. 

One of the victims identified the suspect as her former boyfriend, Matthew Cepik. Police got a description of Cepik's white Kia Optima and put out an alert to other police departments.

Cepik's unoccupied vehicle was found by Solon Police at 5525 Harper Rd. at 5:56 AM and officers began searching the wooded area with dogs. 

At around 7:40 AM, Cepik was apparently struck by a vehicle on Route 422. Solon Police say it appears Cepik deliberately ran in front of the box truck, driven by a 30-year-old Maple Heights resident.

Cepik was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment. He remains under guard. 422 was westbound was closed for about three hours.

At last report, one of the stabbing victims had undergone surgery and the other two were in stable condition. 

The suspect’s car was found in Solon and police found the person just before 8:00 AM. The suspect had apparently been struck by a truck on Rt. 422 at SOM Center Road. The suspect's vehicle had been abandoned nearby.

Police told Channel 3 News that the victims all lived at the apartment complex and the suspect was visiting. No word yet on a motive.

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