ARLINGTON, Va. - Police say they arrested three teens, ages 16 and 17, for stabbing another teen walking on the Four Mile Run Trail on Monday evening.
According to Arlington County Police, around 4:50 p.m., officers were called to the 3400 block of South Glebe Road for the report of a stabbing.
They found a teen suffering from multiple stab wounds and immediately began performing life saving measures.
He was taken to George Washington University Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, and was released Tuesday, police say.
Their investigation shows the teen was approached by the suspects and some sort of verbal argument followed prior to the assault.
"We’re really fortunate that witnesses stayed on scene and assisted the victim, they are who called Arlington County Police," says Ashley Savage, Public Information Officer. "They also provided us with critical information on the descriptions of the suspects."
Police say they set up a perimeter in the area and located all three teens, who they believe to have a gang affiliation.
They do not believe they knew the victim prior to the assault.
They were charged with Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Malicious Wounding and Gang Participation.
Police say the investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to call Detective Henretty of the Arlington County Police Department’s Gang Unit at 703-228-4110 or Mhenretty@arlingtonva.us.