KINGSPORT — A suspect is in custody following a stabbing incident at a Stone Drive restaurant Saturday evening, in keeping with a information launch from the Kingsport Police Division.
KPD patrol officers and detectives responded to IHOP on Saturday round eight:50 p.m. in reference to a stabbing incident.
In response to the discharge, upon arrival, officers situated two grownup male victims, each IHOP workers, outdoors the restaurant.
Each males sustained stab wounds and have been transported to an space hospital for emergency medical therapy. Whereas his accidents appeared severe, they have been initially not believed to be life-threatening.
The assertion stated additional investigation revealed the victims had been stabbed throughout an altercation with one other particular person, recognized as Aaron E. Hopson, who then fled the scene earlier than police arrived. A minimum of one of many victims knew Hopson previous to this incident.
A warrant was obtained, charging Hopson with two counts of tried first-degree homicide. At roughly 2 am Sunday, Hopson was situated at his residence in Sullivan County, simply outdoors town limits. After a quick confrontation, he was arrested.
Hopson was transported to the Kingsport Metropolis jail, the place he stays confined, pending arraignment.
Police stated this seems to have been an remoted incident, contained to the individuals concerned and never believed to have posed a hazard to most of the people.
An replace on the situation of the 2 victims was not accessible. Their names won’t be revealed.
The investigation remains to be energetic and ongoing by the KPD Prison Investigations Division.