Two 61-year-old residents of McLean were stabbed during an apparent home invasion robbery last night, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
Police said they responded to a reported home invasion robbery and stabbing on the 900 block of Spencer Road shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 9 and upon entering the home found two victims, one man and one woman, suffering apparent stab wounds to the upper body. They were both transported to to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to an initial investigation by Fairfax County police, the male occupant of the home responded to a knock at the front door. A 31-year old man outside the door allegedly made his way into the house and assaulted the male homeowner. The female occupant of the home made her way toward the front door after hearing a disturbance and was also assaulted by the suspect, according to initial police reports.
The suspect fled when one of the victims was able to activate an alarm that summoned the police. After arriving on the scene, officers obtained enough information from the victims about the suspect to broadcast a vehicle lookout.
Officers located the suspect vehicle a shortly after the alert went out and arrested two suspects – the 31-year-old male and a 30-year-old female, who have been charged and remain in police custody. Their identity and charges have been withheld pending further investigation.
As of now, detectives do not believe this was a random act, but are still attempting to determine the circumstances of the incident. Fairfax County police said that there is no threat to public safety.