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Updated Suspect Information Released in Weekend Stabbing Incident

by Dave Emke January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm 4 Comments

Reston Stabbing/Van Applegate FOX 5

The Fairfax County Police Department has released more information about the suspect in a Sunday afternoon stabbing near South Lakes High School.

Police say the suspect is a Hispanic male in his 20s. He is around 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 170 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a blue jacket. He may drive a blue Subaru STI.

According to police, the man stabbed two people when a fight broke out during a pickup soccer game at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

From FCPD:

An argument broke out during the game and punches were thrown. At some point, one man took out what was believed to be a box-cutter and allegedly cut two players on the opposing team. Responding officers rendered first aid until rescue arrived. Both were taken to a local hospital; one with life-threatening injuries. Both victims are now expected to survive.

Today’s FCPD press release lists the suspect as white; however, a spokesperson at the police department confirmed the suspect to be Hispanic, as was originally reported.

The two victims are 22 and 23. The 23-year-old was cut in the upper body and suffered a serious injury. The 22-year-old was cut in the leg.

Photo courtesy Van Applegate/FOX 5 DC

  • Tammi Petrine

    Happy to hear that all will recover from this unfortunate incident but WHY are multiple police cruisers pulled up onto a soccer field? Isn’t this one of those artificial turf fields that cost huge $$$ that community resources paid for? One would hope police would realize that driving onto any sport field would be damaging, artificial turf or not. If a non-police person did it, wouldn’t they be charged with at least public mischief or worse, vandalism? I would hope in future that police vehicles could keep to sideline areas unless absolutely necessary.

    Perhaps FCPD needs to be sent a memo to be sensitive to potential damage to public facilities.

    At recent SLHS football tournament game at Lake Braddock HS, a phalanx of cruisers were parked on turf behind the goal posts I suspect to discourage us rowdy Reston types from assaulting Burke citizens. Not only was this FCPD display of force unwarranted but also potentially damaging to turf there. PS: Burke fans adorable and zero problems.

  • Mike M

    “Today’s FCPD press release lists the suspect as wh1te; however” they were only joshing!

    • Blinded

      I th0ught h1span1c f0lks was wh1te, what c0l0r 1s th3y?

    • Mike McHugh

      We all know that was coming

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