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Man accused in Dyke Industries workplace stabbing found incompetent to stand trial

Posted at 10:52 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 17:33:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The man accused of going on a stabbing rampage at Dyke Industries on September 11, 2019 has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Antwann Brown, 41, wasn't physically in court Wednesday but his lawyer was. In the end, Brown was found incompetent to stand trial after a judge ordered two mental health assessments.

Brown was facing five counts of attempted first degree murder and a single charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say Brown stabbed five people at his job at Dyke Industries on the morning of Sept. 11.

Court documents show it all started after Brown confronted his warehouse supervisor after he found out the business might be letting him go. The supervisor told investigators Brown reached into his pocket, as if he had a weapon.

That supervisor grabbed a piece of wood and asked Brown to clock out. We've learned Brown argued with an office assistant about being able to use the phone..but he eventually left the building.

That's when Antwann Brown called his pastor, leading the pastor to call 911.

Fast forward to Brown being detained. Documents show Brown actually admitted to police that he has a "gift that allows him to see into a person's soul," and claimed his pastor stole his gift and ability to sing.

Brown admits to police he was diagnosed with two mental illnesses and hasn't taken his medication since March. He says when he went back into the building he wanted to stab everything in front of him and could see demons in the people he attacked.