Three people stabbed in Virginia Beach

Posted at 6:34 AM, Apr 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-07 20:29:16-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Three people were stabbed in Virginia Beach early Tuesday morning.

Police received a call about the stabbing at 23rd Street and Atlantic Avenue around 2:00 a.m.

A citizen notified uniformed officers on bikes about the stabbing. One victim was found at 22nd Street and Atlantic Avenue and the officers immediately used a tourniquet to render first aid, police say.

Two additional victims were also found. All three were transported to a local hospital for treatment, two with serious but non-life threatening injuries, the third with minor injuries, according to police.

At approximately 2:06 a.m. a person was taken into custody, however, it was later determined that the individual was not involved in the assault.

Police say the assault occurred as the result of a verbal altercation at 23rd Street and Atlantic Avenue. Investigators have reason to believe that there are witnesses who have yet to be identified or have not come forward.

The suspect is described as a black male, mid 20s, bald or close cut hair, dressed in a blue jacket, white T-shirt, and blue jeans.

This case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and could be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward if their information leads to an arrest.