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Schuylkill stabbing suspect committed to county prison

Published March 16. 2012 05:01PM

The suspect in a Schuylkill County stabbing incident has been committed to the county prison.

Matthew J. Miske, 21, of 58 Schumacher Ave., Schuylkill Haven, is accused of trying to kill two people and himself, early Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in Auburn.

Miske was released from the Reading Hospital on Thursday and was immediately transported to the county prison in Pottsville where he was arraigned by video by on-call District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua. Bayer set bail at $1,000,000 cash.

Miske is charged with two counts each of attempted criminal homicide, aggravated and simple assault, four counts of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of burglary.

He is accused of breaking into an apartment at 104 Market St. which was occupied by Alberto Rodriquez-Ramirez, 21, and a 17-year-old female, and using a box cutter-type knife to slash and stab the two.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the female victim identified Miske as her ex-boyfriend.

Also present in the home were two females, ages 14 and five, who were not injured.

The two victims were flown by Medevac helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Ramirez sustained lacerations to his chest and the teen had lacerations to her throat.

After attacking the two Miske slashed his own throat and was flown to the Reading Hospital.

The investigation into the incident is continuing, troopers said.

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