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There is a basketball court behind the North County Human Services Center in Reston (via Google Maps)

An argument ended in three men getting stabbed behind the North County Human Services Center in Reston last night (Sunday), Fairfax County police say.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, three men “were engaged in a verbal argument that escalated to a physical assault” around 11:33 p.m. at 1850 Cameron Glen Drive.

“During the assault, a knife was produced, and the three men all received stab wounds,” the FCPD said. “The men were all transported to local hospitals with injuries that were considered non-life threatening.”

The incident reportedly occurred at a basketball court behind the building, which houses an adult day care drop-in center, an office for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, and other health and social services.

Adjacent to Inova’s Reston/Herndon emergency room, the North County building hosts a hypothermia shelter run by the nonprofit Cornerstones during the winter, but that program ended for the year after March 31.

“Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this event,” the FCPD said.

Alan Henney contributed to this report. Photo via Google Maps

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Morning Notes

Looking up at Tysons Central office building on an overcast day (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Saturday Morning Shooting in Herndon Under Investigation — “Officers are investigating a shooting in the 2100 block of Astoria Circle in Herndon. One person taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Suspect(s) believed to have left the area in a silver sedan.” [FCPD/Twitter]

New Route 123 to I-66 Ramp to Open Tomorrow — “The new permanent ramp from Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) South to I-66 West is planned to open during the early morning hours on or about Tuesday, April 19. The current temporary left turn and connector ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West will close as part of this work.” [VDOT]

Fight Leads to Stabbing Near Fairfax Circle — “Officers were called to the location for reports of a group of men fighting. When they arrived, the victim was found with a stab wound to the upper body. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim’s condition was later upgraded, and the victim remained hospitalized. Preliminarily, this does not appear to be a random act.” [FCPD]

Seven Corners Alehouse to Close — “Dogfish Head Alehouse in Seven Corners is closing. Its last day is May 15. A message from the restaurant on social media says ‘Upon renewal of our lease, we were not able to come to terms with the property owner and as such our time has come to an end.'” [Annandale Today]

T-Mobile Might Be Coming to McNair — Multiple commercial real estate firms reported that telecom giant T-Mobile has signed a lease for almost 200,000 square feet at 2340 Dulles Corner Blvd. An update from one firm suggested the deal had not yet closed, but if accurate, it would be the largest first-quarter lease in Northern Virginia. [Washington Business Journal]

Walkability Still a Challenge in Tysons — “The area known to county planners as Tysons East…has seen significant investment over the past decade…But those areas are separated from each other and neighboring developments like the Tysons Corner Center Shopping Center and Tysons Galleria by major highways, limiting the suburb’s ability to truly feel like an urban center.” [Bisnow]

New Reston Fire Station Celebrated — “Thank you ⁦@ChiefJohnButler⁩ and @ffxfirerescue⁩ for a great grand opening of the new Reston Fire Station this morning (4/16) We appreciate all you do for our community!” [Walter Alcorn/Twitter]

FCPS Hires New HR Assistant Superintendent — “Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand has named Sherry Wilson, who currently serves as director of Human Resources in Chesapeake (Va.) Public Schools, to the role of assistant superintendent, Department of Human Resources, effective June 1, 2022.” [FCPS]

It’s Monday — Rain starting in the afternoon. High of 47 and low of 39. Sunrise at 6:29 am and sunset at 7:50 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Fairfax County police cruiser with lights on (via FCPD/Facebook)

A man was hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries from a stabbing in Annandale last night (Wednesday).

According to Fairfax County police, the stabbing occurred near the intersection of Wadsworth Court and Little River Turnpike.

Lt. James Curry, a Fairfax County Police Department spokesman, says the call came in around 9:15 p.m. The male victim was rushed to the hospital where he was last reported in critical condition, Curry added.

According to police, the suspect was described as an Hispanic man wearing a blue coat and black pants. The investigation, including of the circumstances and possible motive, is in its preliminary stages. Curry advises anybody with details about the incident to call police.

Wadsworth Court was also the site of a reported shooting on Monday night (April 4). In that incident, a man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and police said the suspect left the area in a car.

Photo via FCPD/Facebook

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Fairfax County police car lights (file photo)

Fairfax County police officers arrested and charged a 21-year-old Falls Church man after two men were stabbed just before 2 p.m. yesterday (Thursday).

Police were called to Seven Corners at Arlington Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive for an assault and determined a man was involved in two separate assaults that escalated when he stabbed both men, police said.

“Officers found the suspect nearby and took him into custody without incident,” a department spokesperson said in an email.

The two men and the suspect were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Alex Ostorga was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

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Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis speaks to the media about a fatal stabbing near Vienna (screenshot via FCPD/Facebook)

A George Mason University professor was stabbed to death in his Oakton home near Vienna Wednesday night, Police Chief Kevin Davis said at a press conference today (Thursday).

Michael Buschmann, 59, was found dead in the house in the 9800 block of Palace Green Way after police received several calls reporting his 26-year-old son Axel Buschmann walking around shirtless, covered in blood, and holding a knife.

Police spoke with Axel and de-escalated the situation in what the chief called one of the best examples of how to handle such a situation.

“He was armed with a knife and one of the veteran police officers was talking to him the whole time and he eventually dropped the knife and we were able to safely bring him into custody,” Davis said, referring to body camera footage. “They did an unbelievably great job deescalating…It was textbook because that could have had a tragic ending as well.”

Based on statements that Axel made to police, officers went to the home and discovered his father unresponsive.

Axel also had a stab wound to his torso that he is still being treated for at a hospital, police said. He is being charged with second-degree murder, Davis said.

Buschmann was chair of George Mason’s Department of Bioengineering and Nanomedicine, Davis said. He hails from Montreal and went to MIT with degrees in medical engineering and medical physics. His research led him to launch four biotech companies.

GMU Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Paul Allvin said Michael was recruited to the college in 2017 and recently was working on technology that would make mRNA vaccines less costly.

“We are crushed and anguished by this tragic news,” he said, adding that Michael’s acquaintances described him as “relentlessly inquisitive.”

He said the university is focused on how to help those who knew him and asks the community for its support.

“In time we will have more to say about how we will as a community mourn his death and celebrate his life and reflect upon his contributions,” he said.

Davis said he is having trouble wrapping his mind around the number of homicides committed by adult children on parents or family members.

Reporting an increase in homicides in 2021, Fairfax County police cited an unusually high number of adult children killing parents and other family members. Since 2021, police say six people have been killed by their sons. Another homicide involved a sister being charged with killing her brother.

“Adult son on parent homicides — that’s what’s driving our homicides,” Davis said. “That’s something that continues to plague the community.”

He’s previously spoken on how despair and isolation stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic has affected family dynamics, though he said he doesn’t know to what extent that played a role in this homicide.

But he said the department is focused on figuring out the “why” behind the pattern and seeing what can be done to address ongoing family disputes before they turn deadly.

“The approach we have to take as a society is are we doing enough with intervention and mental health,” he said.

He said the county is committed to increasing the number of crisis intervention trained officers.

“I know the Board of Supervisors is on the verge of making a budgetary commitment to us so we can add several more crisis intervention trained officers to our co-responder program,” he said.

Photo via FCPD/Facebook

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Fairfax County police car lights (file photo)

Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal stabbing Wednesday after a suspected domestic situation was reported in Oakton around 5:30 p.m.

Sgt. Jason Chandler, police spokesman, says one man is in custody and the other was pronounced dead at the scene, a residence in the 9800 block of Palace Green Way.

Chandler said this is “a very active investigation” and police are still trying to determine the relationship between the two men. He added that this was not a random act and there is no threat to the public.

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Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at the intersection of Daniels Avenue and Mangalore Drive in Annandale (via Google Maps)

(Updated at 12 p.m.) Police are investigating a stabbing after a man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Fairfax County Police Department spokesperson Tara Gerhard said the man was attacked outside last night in Annandale. The call came in around 10:08 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday), and police responded to the area of Daniels Avenue and Mangalore Drive.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he’s recovering. He reported being robbed.

“As always, we ask the public to remain vigilant of their surroundings and to report any suspicious persons and activities,” Sgt. Jason Chandler said in a statement.

Gerhard said police were canvassing for surveillance footage last night.

Anyone who has information regarding the incident is asked to call detectives at 703-246-7800, option 5.

Photo via Google Maps

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One man was stabbed and two others were injured after a pickup truck crashed into an apartment in Annandale Saturday night.

The incident happened around 7:20 p.m. on the 4500 block of Commons Drive and reportedly involved a gathering of about 60 people.

After the stabbing, the suspect drove his pickup into a sliding glass door injuring the two other men. Amazingly, Sgt. Ian Yost, Fairfax County police spokesman, says all of those injured had non-life threatening injuries. He said the three men who were injured were all adults.

Sgt. Yost says the suspect was taken into custody and is known to the victims. Detectives are still trying to sort out the details and he anticipates additional details to shortly.

Photo via Google Maps

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