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Man charged in triple stabbing including pregnant woman

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 19:20:47-04

PORTLAND, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man has been charged with attempted homicide after three people were stabbed, including a pregnant woman.

Deputies in Robertson County went to a home on Brewer Road in Portland, Tennessee and found 23-year-old Austin Swanson inside.

Swanson is charged in the stabbings of 53-year-old Jerry Stradtner, 52-year-old Tammy Stradtner and their pregnant 23-year-old daughter.

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"It's like something you see on crime shows," Tammy said. "People coming in like that and going crazy, you don't expect that in your house, and we lived there for 23 years and never had we ever felt unsafe."

Deputies performed life-saving measures on the victims until paramedics arrived on scene.

All three people stabbed were taken to the hospital.

The two women were in stable condition, the man was in critical but stable condition.

Detectives determined Swanson is the victim's neighbor.

A motive hasn't been determined at this time.

"I had never seen him before in my life," Tammy said. "I don't know what made him do it."

Swanson is being held without bond at the Robertson County Detention Facility. He is facing four counts of attempted criminal homicide.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family. You can click here if you want to donate.