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Police: Man cuts wife, stabs man outside courthouse

CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Virginia man has been charged with slicing his wife’s arm and stabbing another man outside the Chesapeake courthouse just after he’d been served a restraining order.

James Franklin Wood, 56, is charged with two counts of malicious wounding and one count of violating a protective order with a deadly weapon, a Chesapeake police spokesman told The Virginian-Pilot.

Police say he cut his wife and stabbed a man outside of the courthouse Sept. 30. Spokesman Leo Kosinski says the victims’ injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. A complaint filed in juvenile and domestic relations court showed Wood had been served a protective order earlier that day, though it’s not clear who he was ordered to stay away from.

The paper said online records showed the Woods filed for divorce last year.

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