A homeless man claiming to be Jesus stabbed three people in an apartment and then hid in a basement in Pittsburgh.

The incident happened in the wee hours of Monday. Shortly after 2 a.m., police responded to a call from a man who said someone had just tried to kill him in the 2300 block of Brownsville Road in the city’s Carrick neighborhood. When officers arrived at the scene, they found three stabbing victims, two men and a woman, inside an apartment, the NY Daily News reported.

The victims told the officers that the suspect had escaped into the basement. Police arrested Rami Jasim, 33, and charged him with three counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

The three injured were taken to the hospital. According to a criminal complaint, police found Jasim hiding in the rafters on the ceiling. Officers said they did not conduct an interview with the suspect as he was being “uncooperative.”

One of the injured men told officers that Jasim was homeless so he had offered him a place to stay. The victim said that he and Jasim were talking about the Gregorian calendar between 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. when Jasim claimed he was Jesus. The victim and Jasim got into an argument at that point and the latter started stabbing people, Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reported.

The female victim told police that the four of them were just “hanging out” and talking in the apartment when Jasim started the stabbing spree. She said that after she saw the suspect stabbing one of the men, he grabbed her and started stabbing her as well.

Another man in the apartment was able to pull Jasim off of the woman. He wrestled with Jasim to get the “hunting knife” out of his hand. The man was stabbed in the cheek during the struggle, Pittsburg Post-Gazette reported.

One of the injured victims was listed in critical condition while others were stable, police said.

In June, a 19-year-old Massachusetts killed his father in an attempt to baptize him and “exorcise a demon from his body” in a pond. The man was arrested after the mother called police and reported the incident.

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