Man suspected of stabbing fellow sailor outside Navy Exchange arrested

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WTKR) -- The sailor who has been accused of stabbing another sailor near Naval Medical Center Portsmouth at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads' Portsmouth Annex is now in custody.

Police say he was captured in Virginia Beach without incident. They say he was captured near the area of 26th Street and Pacific.

The victim, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Powell, has left surgery but remains in critical condition Navy Officials said during a news conference Friday Evening.

His parents are driving in from Pennsylvania, where he is from originally. Officials say he joined the Navy in July of 2007 .

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