WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Police arrested a 30-year-old man after a woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a stabbing and fire that took place at a home in Woodbridge, Prince William County police said.
Officers responded to the 1300 block of East Longview Drive at around 4:24 p.m. Thursday for a reported stabbing, according to police. When they arrived, officers found the woman suffering from stab wounds in front of the home. A fire had also been started at the house.
The victim was transported by medevac to the hospital. She is expected to survive from her injuries, police said.
Police have charged 30-year-old Noel Antonio Quinteros-Ramirez with malicious wounding and additional charges are pending.
Firefighters also responded to the home to put out the fire and an arson investigation is underway.
Police said two children were also in the home, but they were not injured.
Three responding officers who entered the home to check for additional victims were also transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. One of the officers has been released after being treated.
The injured officers were able to rescue some of the family’s pets – a dog and a bird.
“The officers acted with their training and with their instincts to go in and try to potentially save lives if there were more victims inside,” said Prince William County Police Sgt. Jonathan Perok.
Concerned neighbors lined the street as the Red Cross and police spoke with witnesses and the victim's family who needed a place to stay for the night.
Family members of the suspect also came to the scene and told FOX 5 that he was renting a room at the house from the victim.
Police said the cause of the fire and what led to the stabbing remain under investigation.