1 hospitalized, 2 in custody after stabbing at Miami Beach home

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A stabbing pierced the tranquility of a quiet, upscale Miami Beach neighborhood, Sunday afternoon, sending a homeowner to the hospital.

Officials said two people ended up in police custody.

Miami Beach Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the stabbing at a home on the 5150 block of Pine Tree Drive, just before 3 p.m.

According to investigators, one of the homeowners had a fight with house guests. The verbal altercation resulted in the stabbing.

Paramedics took the injured homeowner to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. 7News cameras showed paramedics taking the patient out of the ambulance and into the hospital.

Police said another man sustained a superficial wound trying to separate those involved in the argument.

Officials said they took two subjects into custody and, as of Sunday night, were being questioned. The subjects have since been identified as Tiaijia Briana Hilliard and Brandon Jackson, both 25 years old.

Area residents said they were stunned to hear about the stabbing. “Shocking, it really is,” said Christian Lamont.

7News cameras captured squad cars parked outside the home. Investigators remained at the scene of the stabbing for hours.

“When I saw the tape and I saw so many police officers, and I saw the news, I said, ‘Something happened,'” said neighbor Lital Nayor.

Nayor believes a party may have triggered the incident. “Recently, there have been many parties at this house, and I don’t know of they were renting the home, or it was the people that were living in the home who were having parties,” she said. “There was a lot of in and out going on, a lot of people coming in and out.”

“Pine Tree Drive has always been a little quiet at night, but it’s jet set, the jet set crowd,” said Lamont. “They’ve got huge parties.”

Neighbors said they haven’t seen a scene like this in a very long time, and they are just happy that no one was seriously injured.

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