Two injured in Hampton Avenue stabbing, suspect in custody

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UPDATE: AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – One man is now behind bars after police say he stabbed two women during an armed robbery in Augusta.

According to police, Thursday around 3pm, Michael Whitehead ran up behind the women and started stabbing them.

Whitehead ran from the scene along Hampton Avenue and was caught on Russell Street.

He was found with a stolen purse and covered in blood.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – One person is in custody following a stabbing Thursday afternoon in Augusta.

Authorities say the incident took place just before 3 p.m. on the 2000 block of Hampton Avenue.

Upon arrival, deputies found two victims suffering from apparent stab wounds.

The victims were taken to Augusta University Medical center for treatment.

Deputies took one person into custody. No word on their identity at this time.

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