Authorities in Virginia say a man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that left three people injured at a plasma donation center in Petersburg.
According to Fox News, 20-year-old Jairique Shannon is accused of entering the Octapharma Plasma facility during an Independence Day event in search of the restroom.
Shortly thereafter, he allegedly brandished a long knife and began slashing people apparently at random. The victims — identified as a male and two females — were transported to an area hospital. While the two females were reportedly treated and released, the male’s injuries required a transfer to another hospital, where he was listed in critical condition as of the latest update available.
In a statement confirming the arrest, Commonwealth’s Attorney Cheryl Wilson explained that there seemed to have been no method to the violent outburst.
“There’s no information that he had any grudge against anyone, and at this point we don’t have a motive,” she said.
Shannon was arrested and booked into Riverside Regional Jail, where he remained as of the the latest reports. He is expected to face criminal charges including three counts of malicious wounding in connection with the stabbing spree, as reported by WWBT.
Investigators also reportedly searched his home where they say they recovered evidence leading to additional charges of animal cruelty.
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[Featured image: Jairique Shannon, Riverside Regional Jail]