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One dead after University Hospital parking lot stabbing

A suspect has been charged and is currently in custody

Police say there is no active safety threat.
Police say there is no active safety threat.

A man was found dead after officers responded to a call Thursday afternoon at the University Hospital parking garage on 11th Street. One suspect has been charged with voluntary manslaughter — police say there is no active safety threat.

Around 4:15 p.m. police found the victim, Brian Kiser, with a puncture wound and discovered an unspecified edged weapon at the scene, per an email from the University’s Health System Emergency Management. 

Tabitha Head of Lebanon has been charged with voluntary manslaughter — a charge that carries up to ten years in prison if convicted. CBS-19 reported that Head is believed to have had a close relationship with Kiser, who is also from Lebanon.

Students, faculty and staff received multiple texts and email warnings to avoid the area through the U.Va. Emergency Alert system starting at 4:46 p.m. The scene was reported as stable in a 5:11 p.m. text.

Anyone who wishes to receive U.Va. Emergency Alerts can opt in by texting “UVA” to 226787.

The University Police Department continues to investigate the incident.


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