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Virginia man due in court in plasma center stabbing

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PETERSBURG, Va. — A 20-year-old Virginia man accused of stabbing three people at a plasma donation center is expected to be arraigned on malicious wounding charges.

Police said Jairique Shannon walked into Octapharma Plasma in Petersburg on Thursday, asked to use the restroom, then stabbed several people with a long knife.

A prosecutor said Shannon had donated plasma at the center at least once before and authorities do not know why he attacked people at the center.

Two of the victims were released from the hospital on Friday, while one man who received serious injuries remained hospitalized.

Shannon is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Petersburg General District Court.

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