Double stabbing: Teen defends woman being attacked

Report It/Todd Morrison

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police are investigating a double stabbing they said happened in the Churchland area Monday afternoon.

Portsmouth Police Detective Misty Holley said a woman was being attacked at the Village at Western Branch apartment complex on Churchland Boulevard. That’s when it’s believed a teenage boy may have intervened to help her. Police dispatchers said they got a 911 call about it around 2:30 p.m.

“She was inside of the foyer going into her home … Once she was stabbed, she went down to the office and made contact with the people inside the office, and they’re the ones who called 911,” Holley said.

The woman was stabbed in the neck several times, and she was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries, Holley said. The teenager received wounds to his arm and was treated and released Monday evening, she said.

Neighbor Tyshawn Jackson said he has seen the teen who was hurt around the neighborhood before, and saw medics treating him after the stabbing.

“Honestly, a situation comes up like this, I don’t know what to think,” Jackson said. “I’m thinking I moved to a nice quiet neighborhood … I pulled in, first thing I see is yellow tape and five, six cop cars. I just went crazy. I didn’t know what to think.”

“We are going to go check on the victim, see how she’s doing, again re-interview witnesses, the juvenile who was also injured, talk to everyone who was here when it happened,” Holley said.

Management at the apartment complex did not want to comment on the case and told police WAVY News had to leave the property. WAVY News called a number for a security vehicle parked on the property, but the company declined to comment.

As of 8 p.m., detectives had not located or identified a suspect. They had also not determined what type of weapon was used in the stabbing.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into this case and are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.

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