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Man Charged with Attempted Homicide in Stabbing

Three people are in hospitals after a domestic dispute in Schuylkill County turned violent.

Police tape surrounds the entrance to an apartment in on West Market Street in Auburn where investigators are looking into a failed attempted murder suicide.

Police said Matthew Miske, 21, allegedly attacked his former 17-year-old girlfriend and 21-year-old Alberto Ramirez with a box cutter. He then turned the weapon on himself.

All three are in the hospital.

“He never drank or did drugs or anything. He worked for us for a number of years and had a good track record. (I) don’t understand what happened, said Miske’s uncle Joe Evans. “Good kid on his way up. Hopefully he gets through it and gets back on his feet again.”

“There are no other accomplices in this case and everyone that is responsible has been apprehended and in custody,” said PSP Sergeant Matthew Nickey.

Some neighbors saw some of the drama play out.

“The second guy they brought out they were doing CPR on him. The officer was doing CPR on him,” said neighbor Deborah Herring.

“It scared me because I have my grandchildren with me overnight. We keep them when my daughter works,” said neighbor Barbara Minnich.

A five-year-old girl was in the apartment at the time of the stabbing and apparently witnessed the attack.

“The little girl came cover and sat in that chair there and said to the wife, she went like this, ‘He’s trying to kill everybody,'” said neighbor Lee Herring.

Some of the folks in Auburn are wondering what is happening to the community because there has been a rash of arsons and now this.

“This Auburn never dies. Last week, last week we had a drug raid back here,” Deborah Herring added.

“It’s unreal in this town, it’s just unreal seeing this,” said neighbor Chris Bachman.

Matthew Miske, the alleged attacker, is hospitalized but has been charged with attempted homicide.


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