Police say stabbing suspect arrested after Lorton shelter-in-place

A man suspected of stabbing a woman in a Lorton, Virginia, home Wednesday night, touching off an hours-long shelter-in-place, has been arrested, authorities said.

After being taken into custody the was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries that were believed to be self-inflicted, Fairfax County police said Thursday morning.

According to a series of tweets from Fairfax County police, officers were called to a house in the 9600 block of Hagel Circle near the Lorton Library for a report of a stabbing before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, officers found a woman who had been stabbed. She was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers asked people to avoid the area and asked residents to shelter in place as they attempted to communicate with the man suspected in the stabbing, who was believed to be inside alone. Special Operations Division officers and negotiators arrived at the scene.

However, once police entered and searched the home a few hours later, the man was not found.

Eventually, Virginia State Police arrested the man, and he was taken to a hospital with injuries that were believed to be self-inflicted, Fairfax County police said in an update Thursday morning. No other details were provided.

Police told WTOP the shelter-in-place ended shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

Carlos Ramirez

Northern Virginia native Carlos Ramirez had been reporting traffic around the D.C. and Baltimore areas for more than five years before joining the WTOP traffic team during the summer of 2021.

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