UPDATE: FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM)– Charges have been filed against the suspect who stabbed two victims at Grace Covenant Church on Saturday.

32-year-old Chance Harrison is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding, one count of felony assault on a police officer and one count of misdemeanor assault.

According to police, they responded shortly after 3 p.m. to reports of a church member getting stabbed by an unknown man in the middle of an educational event. When they arrived, police say Harrison was already restrainted by several members of the congregation including Fairfax County Police Chief Ed. Roessler, who was minorly injured during the altercation.

Chief Roessler and one other man, who intervened before police arrived, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Harrison is currently being held without bond.


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WDVM)– Fairfax County’s Police Chief Ed Roessler was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after attempting to detain a suspect that allegedly walked into a church and stabbed multiple people.

According to police, they responded to Grace Covenant Church on Brookefield Corporate Drive Saturday afternoon. Witnesses on scene claim a man walked into the church and stabbed the pastor leading the service.

At this time, the pastor’s condition is unknown and one other person was transported with minor injuries while detaining the suspect.