A woman in her 40s was fatally stabbed Monday night as police were investigating an earlier stabbing call a few blocks away.
Arlington police said officers were responding to a stabbing call at just after 9:30 p.m. at a retail location in the 4600 block of South Cooper Street in which a man believed to be in his 20s was stabbed. He was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
A few minutes later, officers responded to a disturbance involving a knife behind a retail business in the 4800 block of South Cooper Street. The woman was found with multiple apparent stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
While officers were at the scene, the suspect, a man in his 40s, started “causing self-inflicting wounds to his body by stabbing himself multiple times,” police said in a news release. He was transported to the hospital in unknown condition.
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Detectives were interviewing multiple witnesses at both scenes. Investigators believe that the victims and suspect knew each other and may have a family relationship.
No other details were released.