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Man arrested after attempted murder-suicide in NLV

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Mario Alejandro Lopez (North Las Vegas Police Department) Mario Alejandro Lopez (North Las Vegas Police Department)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

Three people were hospitalized early Saturday morning after an attempted murder-suicide said North Las Vegas police.

North Las Vegas police responded at around 3:37 a.m. to the 2600 block of East Tonopah Street near Lake Mead Boulevard and Civic Center Drive in reference to a report of multiple stabbing victims.

When police arrived, they found a 32-year-old woman, a 15-year-old boy and 37-year-old Mario Alejandro Lopez who suffered stab wounds.  

Preliminary investigations indicated Lopez was the estranged husband of the woman.

He forced his way into his wife's home and allegedly stabbed her multiple times. When her 15-year old son attempted to come to her aid, he was also stabbed.

Lopez then turned the knife on himself before police arrived.

All three were rushed to the hospital where Lopez' wife was listed in critical condition. Lopez and the 15-year old were both listed in serious condition.

According to police, Lopez has since been released and booked into the Clark County Detention Center where he is facing two counts of attempt murder, one count of burglary with a deadly weapon, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

There were a total of seven children, ages 4-16, in the home at the time of the attack including the 15-year-old boy.

The relationship between the husband and children is not immediately clear at this time.

The children are with Child Protective Services until immediate family can be notified.

This remains under investigation.

Stay with FOX5 as we bring you the latest on this breaking news story.

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