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Elderly couple killed: 1 at hospital, 1 at home

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an 80-year-old woman was fatally stabbed at a northwestern Indiana hospital and her 88-year-old husband was stabbed to death inside their home.

Police say a person of interest is in custody for the deaths at Methodist Hospital Southlake in Merrillville and the home in Gary.

The hospital stabbing happened about 12:30 a.m. Friday and the hospital was placed on lockdown for about four hours.

The Lake County coroner's office says Margarine and James Haywood both died from multiple stab wounds.

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says James Haywood was found dead after officers went to the house after the hospital attack.

Ingram says the person in custody knew both victims, but declined to give details about the relationship.

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