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Juvenile stabbed at Southpark Mall; 'no danger to community,' police say

Southpark Mall Stabbing Scene
Posted at 8:31 PM, Oct 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-16 23:51:42-04

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. -- An investigation is underway after a juvenile was stabbed at Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights Saturday night, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the mall at 6:40 p.m., according to Capt. Robert Ruxer with Colonial Heights Police.

The juvenile victim was transported to a hospital, Ruxer said. There was no word on their condition at last check.

Southpark Mall Stabbing

Officers said in a Facebook post just before 7:40 p.m. that they were investigating an "incident" at the mall, but wrote that there was "no danger to the community."

Investigators noted that while the mall remained open, police were expected to be in the area for the "next several hours."

A photo from the scene showed a heavy police presence outside Dick's Sporting Goods.

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