65-year-old nurse stabbed Thursday morning at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Newport News are investigating a stabbing that left a 65-year-old nurse in serious, but stable condition.

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According to police, the incident occurred around 12:40 a.m. Riverside Regional Medical Center in the 500 block of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a 65-year-old suffering from multiple stab wounds.

He has been identified as a nurse at the hospital, however, his name has not been released. Police say his injuries are serious, but he is currently in stable condition,

The suspect, 40-year-old Ricky Beachum of Chesapeake, was taken into custody at the scene. He was charged with malicious assault, assault: shoot/stab in commission of a felony and battery on a health care provider. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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