Arlington County Police are investigating a stabbing in the Green Valley neighborhood, near Shirlington.
Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Shirlington Road shortly after midnight Wednesday for multiple reports of a man who was stabbed and bleeding outside of a residential building.
“Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a minor stab wound,” ACPD said in a crime report today. “He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The preliminary investigation indicates that a verbal dispute between known individuals preceded the stabbing. The investigation is ongoing.”
The stabbing happened around the same time as an unrelated incident a short distance away, along Columbia Pike.
According to initial reports, a man staying at the Days Inn hotel threatened to kill himself and to harm police if they intervened. That set up a tense standoff that stretched into wee hours.
More from Arlington County Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage:
At approximately 12:15 a.m. on April 15, police were dispatched to the report of a suicide threat in the 3000 block of Columbia Pike. A negotiation team responded and established communication with the subject. The subject was ultimately taken into police custody and the incident was safely resolved. A search of the room located suspected narcotics. The subject was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. Charges are pending.
ACPD is on scene of a possible barricade situation at the Days Inn on Columbia Pike. Expect police activity in the area.
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) April 15, 2020
ADVISORY: A mental health call for service in the 3000 block of Columbia Pike has been safely resolved. One subject has been taken into police custody.
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) April 15, 2020