5-year old Accused of Stabbing 3 in Juice Box Dispute
9:57 p.m. PST, January 16, 2012
RUCKERSVILLE, Virginia -- A 5-year-old is in police custody after allegedly stabbing three people.
Deputies were called to a mobile home park on Shady Grove Road in Ruckersville around 3:25 p.m. for a reported stabbing, Greene County Sheriff Steve Smith said.
Neighbors say it stemmed from an altercation over a juice box.
Sheriff Smith says the child stabbed two other children and an adult with "an edged object."
The victims were all taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
"I've heard of juveniles throwing temper tantrums, but I've never heard of anything like this before," Sheriff Smith tells CBS 19.
At least one victim is related to the child, but authorities have not revealed which one or the nature of that relationship.
Smith says the 5-year-old is currently in police custody and is being evaluated.