MIAMI, FL—An arrest was made following a violent stabbing incident that occurred at a Broward County-based entertainment and retail complex during the early hours of August 21. According to information provided by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the 24-year-old stabbing suspect was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the attack, which left a 20-year-old man hospitalized.
Reports suggested 24-year-old Shaliko Sarkisyan stabbed 20-year-old Julian Gomez in the back after an argument spurred a short physical fight between them. It is suspected that a woman might have been an accomplice in the attack, which occurred in a bathroom at Las Olas Riverfront Entertainment Complex in Fort Lauderdale at approximately 3:10 a.m.
The unidentified female, who was said to be about “5-foot-5 and 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair,” is suspected of ditching the knife in a woman’s bathroom before leaving the scene. Sarkisyan, on the hand, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The Fort Lauderdale stabbing victim was rushed to Broward General Medical Center following the stabbing incident. He was allegedly deemed stable in the hospital on the night of August 21.
While it remained unclear if any security guards were on duty when the assault occurred, officials from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department are expected to conduct a full investigation into the stabbing case.
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