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Homicide In Lyon Park

Update at 10:15 p.m. — An arrest has been made.

We received a tip overnight about a stabbing on the 2800 block of N. Pershing Drive, near the Lyon Park Community Center. We’re told the stabbing is now being investigated as a homicide.

The Arlington Police Department issued the following press release.

The Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred on Sunday, March 14, 2010. Police responded to a call at 11:15 p.m. regarding an injured man lying on a sidewalk in the 2800 block of North Pershing Drive. They found a man suffering from upper body trauma. The victim was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The investigation is ongoing. The victim’s information will be released as soon as possible.

Anyone who has information about this death or the identity of the suspect is asked contact Detective John Donaggio at (703) 228-4167. Det. Donaggio can also be contacted via e-mail at Jdonag (at) arlingtonva.us. Witnesses can also call the Arlington Police Tip-Line at (703) 228-4242.

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