Teenager arrested for stabbing two people at Waffle House

CHESTER, SC – A late-night argument at a Waffle House in Chester, South Carolina, escalated into a stabbing incident, leaving two people hospitalized. The incident took place around 10.34 pm on Friday at the Waffle House on J.A. Cochran Bypass, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. Upon their arrival on the scene, deputies found two individuals who had suffered stab wounds, one sitting on a sidewalk and the other walking around the parking lot, bleeding.

Emergency services were immediately summoned, transporting one of the victims, who was in critical condition, to a nearby hospital. The other victim, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, chose not to receive medical treatment.

Law enforcement arrested a 17-year-old male in relation to the incident. He now faces multiple criminal charges, including attempted murder and possession of a weapon while a violent crime was being carried out. Due to his age, the police did not disclose the suspect’s name.

Two juvenile witnesses said the suspect initiated an argument inside the restaurant, which was quelled by staff. However, the suspect proceeded to exit, pursued by the two victims, which is when the stabbing reportedly took place.

Officers managed to identify and locate the suspect based on the information that was provided by the witnesses. The stabbing suspect was arrested at his home. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now leading the ongoing investigation.