Crime

Man reportedly stabs two people with BBQ fork

A 39-year-old man was arrested after two people were stabbed with a barbecue fork early Saturday morning in Myrtle Beach.

Officers were called about 1:15 a.m. Saturday to an apartment on the 100th block of Cedar Street in reference to a stabbing and found a 35-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man had been stabbed, police said.

The victims told police that the suspect argued with the 35-year-old female victim and when things got heated, the 24-year-old male victim stepped in and told the suspect to calm down, police said.

A physical altercation then broke out between the suspect and the 24-year-old man, during which time the suspect bit the male victim’s face and tried to stab him with a large barbecue fork he grabbed during the scuffle, according the report.

The female victim stepped in front of the male victim when the suspect tried to stab him with the fork, and the prong went almost completely through her hand, police said.

The male victim was then stabbed near his spinal/neck area, authorities said.

The female victim did not want to go to the hospital, but was advised by EMS at the scene she would likely need stitches.

The male victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, and his condition became critical as he was being removed from the scene, police said.

Officers did a protective sweep of the home and didn’t find the weapon used in the alleged attack, according to the report.

Detectives are awaiting follow-up results prior to requesting warrants, but the suspect was arrested and is being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail where he is awaiting warrants to be served, police said.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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