Agitated’ man charged with stabbing

Two 23-year-old Manassas-area men were stabbed Saturday after an acquaintance they were with “suddenly became agitated” inside a car parked on Compton Road near Centreville Road at 11:30 p.m., said Fairfax County police, Tuesday.

The victims are in good condition, police said. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Suspect Jose Canenguez-Giron, 23, of 14201 Saint Germaine Drive, apartment 104 in Centreville, was arrested when he broke a basement window and tried to enter a home in the 14500 block of Pittman Court in Centreville, Fairfax police said.

After his arrest related to the alleged attempted break-in, police charged Canenguez-Giron with malicious wounding. That charge came as a result of further investigation, a Tuesday press release said. He was also charged with destruction of property, possession of false identification and drunk in public.

Authorities have already determined whether drugs played some type of role in the attack, but would not release that information because the investigation is ongoing, said Master Police Officer Julie Hersey, Fairfax County police spokeswoman.

“He just suddenly became agitated and started stabbing,” Hersey said.

They would not comment on motive, or say what exactly caused Canenguez-Giron to become angry, again citing the ongoing investigation.

After stabbing his acquaintances, Canengues-Giron ran from the car, Hersey said. The victims then drove to Fairfax County Fire Station 17 on Old Centreville Road. They were treated at the station, and then flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Hersey said malicious wounding is the charge best applied in this case. Police do not believe Canenguez-Giron intended to kill either man.

It is not clear who owns the car. Canenguez-Giron is being held on a $20,000 bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Staff writer Daniel Drew can be reached at (703) 878-8065.

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