HOUSTON -

One person died and another person was hospitalized after a violent stabbing in northeast Houston Sunday, according to authorities.

It happened at the Palace Inn in the 15700 block of the Eastex Freeway at Greens Road.

Investigators said two people, a man and a woman, were inside the hotel when they heard some sort of commotion coming from outside. Police said the man went outside and saw the suspect letting air out of the tires of some vehicles.

Investigators said the suspect assaulted and stabbed the man multiple times. The woman then rushed outside and was also stabbed, police said.

Two witnesses tackled the suspect and held him down, but police said one of the witnesses got up to go help the man who was stabbed. Investigators said the suspect was able to break free and take off in a silver Dodge crew cab pickup truck with a blue tarp over the back.

The man later died, and the woman was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.