Lake Ridge, VA — Police have charged 40-year-old Tyree Alexander with aggravated malicious wounding in a throat slashing incident that happened early Thursday morning.
Police say Alexander was out shoveling snow at about 4:20 a.m., when he was hit by a snowball thrown by an unidentified 23-year-old male. At that point, it was on. Alexander confronted the man and a fight ensued. As the fight progressed, Alexander reportedly pulled out a box cutter and slashed the other man’s throat – effectively ending the battle. Police say another fight broke out when the victim’s family confronted Alexander, but no other injuries were reported.
The younger man was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, but has since improved and is expected to survive. Alexander is being held without bond pending a March 7 court date.