Woman and two children found dead in John Lennon’s former Liverpool apartment

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A woman and two children were found dead Tuesday evening at an apartment where John Lennon used to live in Liverpool, according to a report.

Merseyside Police were called to the UK residence, a frequent stop on Beatles fan tours, around 7:30 p.m. local time and detained a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder, the BBC reported.

The man was then taken to a hospital after he fell ill and police said a substance found at the scene was being tested.

The incident appears to be domestic and police were not seeking any other suspects.

A neighbor told the BBC a family with two “toddler age” children lived in the apartment.

Nearby houses were evacuated on suspicion of a gas leak but the residents have been allowed back into their homes, the outlet reported.

The apartment used to belong to the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, who used to live there with Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia, for a brief time after their marriage in 1962.

Jay Riley, a tour guide who visits the residence about twice a day during tours, told the BBC the apartment is where Lennon and Cynthia spent their honeymoon and where he wrote the song “Do You Want to Know a Secret.”

“Brian Epstein was gay and up until 1967 in England it was illegal to be gay… this is why it was called his secret apartment,” Riley said, according to the BBC.

The man suspected of killing the woman and two children was listed in stable condition at an area hospital.