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Leesburg Police arrest suspect in stabbing attack

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Leesburg Police arrested a suspect  early Monday morning after a 12-year-old boy was stabbed by an attacker.

Police say that at about 9 p.m. Sunday, they responded to a reported stabbing in the 100 block of Fort Evans Road, NE, where they found the victim who had been walking when confronted.

Based on a description of the suspect, early Monday morning about 5:30 a.m., police executed a search warrant in the Town of Leesburg, found the 16-year-old suspect and arrested him. He is currently being held in the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

The victim was treated on scene and then transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he is in stable condition.

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