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Charleston police arrest suspect in downtown bus stop stabbing

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston investigators have arrested a 63-year-old man accused of a stabbing at a bus stop in downtown Wednesday afternoon. 

The Charleston Police Department charged Benjamin Franklin Washington with attempted murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime. 

The stabbing took place at 5 p.m. at the bus stop at Spring and Meeting streets. 

A report states two men were having an argument when one man pulled a knife and stabbed the other man. 

The victim was transported to MUSC with a stab wound to the neck. 

"The suspect fled the scene on foot but he was arrested about two hours later on Columbus Street," CPD officials said. 

Police are continuing the investigation. 

According to motorists, a portion of the street was closed as police investigated the scene. 

CPD officials reported that Washington is homeless.  

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