Two Men Stabbed in Soccer-Related Argument Near South Lakes HS

Reston Stabbing/Van Applegate FOX 5
Reston stabbing/Van Applegate FOX 5 DC

Two men in their 20s were stabbed in an argument during a pickup soccer game Sunday afternoon near South Lakes High School.

Police say the two men, ages 22 and 23, who were stabbed were transported to Reston Hospital Center. The injuries to the 23-year-old were first deemed to be life-threatening, but the man’s status later improved to stable.

The suspect in the stabbing has not yet been apprehended, but Fairfax County Police spokesperson Tawny Wright said there is no threat to the community at large.

“The suspect and the two victims were somehow acquainted,” she said. “An argument erupted related to the game.”

(1/2) Officers on scene of stabbing report: 11400blk S Lakes Dr, Reston. Two victims, one life-threatening.

— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) January 15, 2017

(2/2) Initial investigation indicates 2 groups were playing soccer when an argument began & escalated. More details to follow as available.

— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) January 15, 2017

No students from the high school were involved, Wright said.

“From what we got from the initial investigation, there were two groups of people using the field,” she said. “During one their games, an argument erupted between a small group of them. It escalated until someone pulled out a cutting instrument.”

UPDATE: No suspect arrested yet. Police believe this is an isolated incident. No threat to the public.

— Van Applegate (@VBagate) January 15, 2017

Wright said the 23-year-old was cut in the upper body and suffered a serious injury. The 22-year-old was cut in the leg.

Detectives are working to track down the suspect, Wright said.

Photos courtesy Van Applegate/FOX 5 DC

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