Man in custody following stabbing of two officers, two civilians in Suffolk

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk police are investigating an incident in which two officers and two citizens were stabbed Sunday evening.

Police say officers responded to the 100 block of Ashford Drive around 9:30 p.m. to serve an emergency custody order. When officers arrived on scene, they spoke to multiple people before coming into contact with the suspect of the custody order.

The adult male pulled a knife and attacked four victims, including the two officers, police say. All four were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The two adults and one officer were treated and later released, and the other officer remains in the hospital.

The adult suspect, identified by police as 39-year-old Travis Dionne Butler, was arrested on charges of aggravated malicious wounding (2 counts), malicious injury to a police officer (2 counts) and felonious assault (4 counts.) He is being held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Travis Butler (Photo courtesy: Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

No other details have been released. Stay tuned to for updates.

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