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Police Arrest Suspect in University Ave. Stabbing

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Police on scene for reports of a stabbing on 14th Police on scene for reports of a stabbing on 14th
One man is behind bars and another is in the hospital after a stabbing in Charlottesville.

Police were called to University Avenue under the 14th Street Bridge around 3 p.m. Tuesday. There they found a man with multiple stab wounds to his chest.

Tuesday night, police aren't releasing many details in the investigation. Witnesses tell us the victim was a panhandler, but we still don't know what led to the stabbing.

"Investigators are still walking through the case trying to sift through what actually took place and what transpired, what led up to it,” said Lt. Ronnie Roberts with the Charlottesville Police Department.

A witness says the victim was a homeless man. He was transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center.

One restaurant owner says the stabbing was random, but police haven't released that information yet.

Police were on scene for hours after the stabbing, looking for surveillance videos, talking with witnesses, and cleaning up the scene. They say there is no threat to the community.

“This was an isolated incident that occurred here and obviously not something that's a normal occurrence in this area. Being an isolated incident there's no fear for the community or this particular area,” said Roberts.

We do not know the condition of the victim, but we do know that he is still at the hospital.  Police have also not released the identity of the suspect in custody. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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