- The Washington Times - Friday, March 10, 2006


A man in his 70s stabbed a fellow resident at a senior-living complex near Seven Corners yesterday, then killed himself with a knife, Fairfax County police said.

Investigators were still unsure last night about what started the argument at about 9:30 a.m. at the Lockwood House on North Madison Street or how it escalated.

They did not release the men’s names.

Police said the 75-year-man was stabbed in the upper body and taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was in critical condition. The dead man was found in his room, which was on the same floor, police said. Police said he died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted stab wound.

“I’m very confident in saying that there’s no public safety issue, there’s no suspect at large that we’re looking for,” said Officer Bud Walker, a Fairfax police spokesman.

Mary Mulrenan, a spokeswoman for the county police, said other residents were around when the stabbings occurred but did not see what happened. There were no other injuries.

The Lockwood House is a 99-room facility on the border of Arlington and Fairfax counties.

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