CRESSON - A Blair County man allegedly responsible for stabbing two people early Thursday morning was found dead of apparent suicide hours later, police said.
Thomas Gvozd, 23, of the Greenwood section of Logan Township stabbed two victims - a man and a woman in their early 20s - at a private residence at Aspen Court, Cresson, Cresson Township Police Chief Christopher Sweet said.
Police responded to the first call about 12:36 a.m., Sweet said.
The man was found at the residence with a stab wound on the right side of his head, Sweet said. The woman managed to flee the house and was located by police at a Cresson convenience store. The woman suffered a stab wound on her left cheek in addition to a cut lip and facial abrasions, Sweet said.
Both people were taken to Altoona Regional Trauma Center for treatment and were released at about 5:45 a.m., Sweet said
The woman identified Gvozd, her ex-boyfriend, as the assailant, Sweet said.
Logan Township police officers were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. and found Gvozd dead in a home on St. Francis Lane, Logan Township Police Chief Ron Heller said.
Gvozd apparently hanged himself and was found by a family member, Heller said. Attempts to resuscitate Gvozd were unsuccessful, he said.
A "detailed" note of the stabbings written by Gvozd before his death was recovered at the scene and turned over to Cresson Township police, Heller said. Sweet was unable to comment on the content of the note.
The stabbing remained under investigation late Thursday by Cresson Township police.