CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia man has been charged with the malicious wounding of two teenagers he is accused of stabbing during an altercation that erupted during a private school’s football team practice.
Responding officers found two male victims, ages 17 and 18, suffering from stab wounds just after 6 p.m. Tuesday and later arrested Turon M. Savoy Sr. of Chesterfield, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Both victims were transported for medical treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the newspaper reported.
Chesterfield Police Chief Col. Jeffrey Katz stated in a Facebook post that during the practice a coach reprimanded a 17-year-old student, who then physically assaulted the coach. Two fellow players, identified by Katz as the two stabbing victims, intervened to “protect their coach from the assault.”
At that point, Katz stated, the father of the attacking student pulled out a knife and repeatedly stabbed the two intervening teammates in the face and chest, WWBT reported.
Katz praised all involved for their handling of the situation.
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