NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Newport News are investigating a stabbing that left a 65-year-old nurse in serious, but stable condition.
According to police, the incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. Riverside Regional Medical Center in the 500 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a 65-year-old suffering from multiple stab wounds.
He has been identified as a nurse at the hospital, however, his name has not been released. Police say his injuries are serious, but he is currently in stable condition,
The suspect, 40-year-old Ricky Beachum of Chesapeake, was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with malicious assault, assault: shoot/stab in commission of a felony and battery on a health care provider.
The investigation is ongoing.