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Police say two stabbed at homeless camp in Nashville

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 13:03:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro Nashville Police Department officers arrested a suspect after he allegedly stabbed two people inside a homeless camp near Interstate 40.

Police said 29-year-old Jason Bell stabbed a man and woman before 5 p.m. near the Donelson Pike entrance ramp. Officers rushed both victims to the hospital in two patrol cars. Both are expected to survive, authorities said.

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After the stabbing, police said Bell fled the area in a vehicle, which he crashed near an Elm Hill Pike restaurant and carjacked a couple.

Efforts with an MNPD detective and a Tennessee Highway Patrol made a suspect pursuit possible, police said.

Bell was booked on 2 counts of attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated assault, vehicle theft and evading arrest.