CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) We have new details about the two brothers who are in the hospital after a fight in Christiansburg.
The incident happened Monday morning on East Main Street.
Police released both of their names. The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old David Tawney.
The victim is 42-year-old Christopher Snider. He was stabbed in the neck and stomach.
The two men are half-brothers.
Tawney and Snider are in stable condition. Police say Tawney's wounds were self-inflicted.
Police say Tawney was found in Depot Park. When officers approached him, they say he threw a knife at them. Officers had to use a taser to restrain him.
No charges have been filed at this time.
A man is in critical condition after police say he got into a fight with his brother Monday morning in Christiansburg.
A spokesperson tells us the incident happened in the 500 block of North Main Street.
The victim was stabbed in the neck and stomach.
Police say the suspect was found in Depot Park. When officers approached him, they say he threw a knife at them. Officers had to use a taser to restrain him.
The suspect had self-inflicted wounds and was taken to the hospital.
Police have not released the name of either brother.
Here is the news release from the Christiansburg Police Department:
A Christiansburg man is in custody and his brother is in critical condition after an altercation on Monday morning.
Christiansburg police responded at 9:55 a.m. to the 500 block of East Main Street after receiving a call in reference to an injured man who had been stabbed in the neck. When officers arrived, the victim had already been transported by a civilian to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.
The victim is listed in critical condition, with lacerations to his neck and stomach.
The suspect had fled the scene, and Christiansburg officers – along with law enforcement personnel from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and Blacksburg Police – set up a perimeter in the area and brought in K-9s to assist in the search.
A K-9 tracked the suspect to Depot Park, and when officers approached him, he became combative. The suspect threw a knife at a group of officers, who then used a Taser one time on the suspect. The suspect was not affected by the Taser, but officers were able to physically restrain him.
The suspect had self-inflicted wounds and was transported by Christiansburg Rescue to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, where he remains in custody. His condition is unknown at this time. Charges are pending.
The names of both the suspect and the victim are not being released at this time, pending family notification.