Double stabbing leaves one dead and another injured, person of interest located by sheriff

KANAWHA FALLS, WV (WOAY) – A suspect is in custody and one person is dead after a double stabbing in Fayette County today.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, deputies responded to a call for two stabbing victims in Kanawha Falls. When they got there, they found a man with a wound on his head and a woman with a body wound.

Both were taken to Montgomery General Hospital where the man died from his injuries. The woman is still in serious condition. The victims’ names have not been released.

Deputies were able to identify a person of interest after interviewing witnesses, sparking a manhunt that spanned hours.

The search ended when Sheriff Fridley himself found the subject hidden under the Kanawha Bridge. The suspect was taken into custody, and their identity has not been identified.

The investigation is ongoing. Sheriff Fridley said more information will be released “if and when” arrest warrants are obtained.

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