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Bodies of 3 women found

The bodies of three related women were found inside their Mounds View home Monday, and a man was arrested several hours later in Minneapolis in connection with the case, the Star Tribune reported.

A relative called the police around 12:30 p.m. after being unable to reach the women. Two of the bodies were found shortly after the police were called, and the third was found at about 8 p.m. Each body was discovered in a different room.

The crime scene took place at 5108 Sunnyside Road, and Mounds View Police Chief Mike Sommer described the scene inside as violent.

Monday evening, police were called to the 3000 block of 3rd St. N. on a report that a man was threatening to kill himself because he had committed a crime in another city, Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Garcia said.

The man barricaded himself in a corner with a knife in hand, threatening to kill himself and hurt the officers. After a Taser was used on him, the suspect began to stab himself. Police again used the Taser and took the knife away.

The man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment of the self-inflicted stab wounds, Garcia said.

The names of the three victims and the suspect were not released, but property records show that three women, ages 75, 35, and 40, and a 26-year-old man, all related, lived at the house, the Star Tribune reported.

“It is believed that the suspect was an acquaintance of the victims,? Sommer said. “But the details of the relationships are unclear.?

Sommer would not say how the women died, whether any weapons were found at the scene or how long they had been dead.

UPDATE: The names of the suspect and three women were released. Johnny Lee Ellis, 38, is suspected of killing his girlfriend Angela Vigen, 40, her special needs sister Jennifer Vigen, 35, and their mother Jolyn Vigen, 75, the Star Tribune reported.