UPDATE: Roanoke man arrested in connection with early morning stabbing, police say

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UPDATE 1:58 p.m.: A Roanoke man faces a malicious wounding charge in connection with an early morning stabbing near the Ramada Inn.

The Roanoke Police Department says officers responded to a report of an assault in progress in the 1900 block of Franklin Road SW just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Officers arrived on the scene and found a man with multiple stab wounds, who was transported to Roanoke Fire-EMS to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, police say.

According to the department, investigators believe the victim was arguing with another man, but that quickly escalated and ended with a stabbing.

Police say they arrested 37-year-old Robert Garrett and charged him with malicious wounding.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A man was taken to the hospital early Tuesday morning following a stabbing in Roanoke.

According to the Roanoke Police Department, a stabbing took place around 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19 near the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road.

Police say an injured man was transported to the hospital. His current status is unknown at this time.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the department confirmed that officers are clearing the scene of the stabbing, which is currently under investigation.

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