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2 Northern Va. teens arrested in Ashburn stabbings investigation

WASHINGTON — An Ashburn teen wanted in connection with a pair of stabbings that left one man dead and seriously injured another teen has been arrested in New York.

The 17-year-old boy was taken into custody on Wednesday and is awaiting extradition back to Loudoun County where he will face a charge of aggravated malicious wounding in connection with the Nov. 4 fatal stabbing of Guillermo Piedra-Espinoza near the Ashburn Meadows apartments. A 19-year-old from Ashburn was also stabbed but he survived his injuries, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released because he is not an adult, could face additional charges.

A second teen was also arrested in connection with the pair of attacks. The 16-year-old from Herndon was arrested on Thursday on an unrelated charge in Fairfax County. Loudoun County charges related to the stabbings are pending, according to sheriff’s officials.

So far a motive in the stabbings is unclear. But investigators say there are indications of gang involvement, said sheriff’s office spokesman Kraig Troxell.

Investigators say Piedra-Espinoza and the 19-year-old were targeted.

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