Dad: Man Had Housing Stress Before Ohio Stabbings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The father of a man accused of stabbing four in an Ohio office building says his son might have been stressed after his aunt told him to move out.

Ronald Mallett, of New York City, tells The Columbus Dispatch that one of three knives John Mallett had during the Wednesday attacks came from the aunt's Columbus home. Police say the attacks appear random.

The father says he thinks Mallett might have gone downtown to search for a housing agency.

He says that his son is schizophrenic and that the family had for years tried to get help but were turned away by the courts and mental health system.

Mallett says, "So you're going to wait until four people get stabbed, and now what? I mean, it's too late now."

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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