Bristow man charged with attempted murder in outlet mall stabbing

On Dec. 28, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Leesburg Police Department’s Emergency Communications Center received a report that a 27-year-old female had been stabbed at the Leesburg Premium Outlets near suite 1173.

The caller advised that the adult male suspect fled on foot, armed with a knife, towards the Sycamore Hill subdivision behind the Outlets. Officers immediately responded and located the suspect, 34-year-old Corinthian Witcher of Bristow, VA, near the intersection of Potomac Station Drive NE and Lilac Terrace NE.

Witcher was taken into custody without further incident. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she is being treated for serious, but not life-threatening injuries to her upper body. It has been determined that the suspect and victim were known to each other. Witcher was identified as the sole suspect and there is no further danger to the public.

Corinthian Witcher has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated malicious wounding. He is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

The Leesburg Police Department would like to thank members of the community who provided officers with the suspect’s description and direction of travel. The assistance of these witnesses led to the quick and safe apprehension of an armed violent suspect. The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who witnessed the incident and who has not already spoken to law enforcement is asked to contact Detective D. Moreau at 703-771-4500, or at dmoreau@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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