Man looking for meds stabs doctor outside Virginia clinic

Posted at 11:26 AM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 16:11:21-04


Photos of a vehicle of interest in the Wythe County health clinic stabbing (SOURCE: WDBJ)

FORT CHISWELL, Va. — A man seeking prescriptions for more pain medicine stabbed a Virginia doctor twice outside Wythe County Community Hospital’s satellite clinic in Fort Chiswell, according to WDBJ7. Dr. Paul Williams was able to fend off the attacker and has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Williams was leaving work at about 8 p.m. Wednesday when he was confronted in the parking lot, Chad Melton, CEO of Wythe County Community Hospital, told WDBJ7.

Williams told investigators the attacker approached, told Williams to “write more scripts for pain meds” and then stabbed him in the stomach. As Williams tried to get back to the clinic, he was stabbed in the shoulder., WDBJ7 reported.

When Williams hit the panic alarm on his car, the attacker ran off, he said. Anyone with information was asked to call the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office at 276-223-6000.

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