Stabbing suspect still hospitalized

Published 11:28 am Thursday, November 17, 2016

A man who police say attacked his girlfriend with a knife in October remains in the hospital.

According to Farmville Police Department Capt. William “Bill” Hogan, the man is still at the MCV Medical Center, while the girlfriend has been released.

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“No one has been charged at this time,” Hogan said.

The incident was reported a little after 3 a.m. Oct. 17 in the 1700 block of West Third Street, according to police.

“We have no new information to report at this time,” Hogan said.

Police were called to respond “to a disturbance with a male subject holding a knife to his own neck,” authorities said in a press release.

When police arrived on scene, the woman, who called authorities, said her boyfriend “had attacked her with a knife, causing multiple puncture injuries. She reported that she was able to get the knife away from the man, who then grabbed another knife from the kitchen and went into another room, holding that knife to his own throat.”

Authorities said as officers entered the building, “they discovered the male subject lying on a bed, bleeding from the throat, with a knife nearby.”

The two were transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital and eventually to the MCV Medical Center in Richmond because of their injuries.

Police say charges are pending against the man and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Farmville Police Officer Chris Hudson at (434) 392-3332.