NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Two people are in the hospital after a stabbing at Centennial Park in West Nashville on Monday morning.

Officers were called to a reported stabbing near 27th Avenue North and West End Avenue just before noon. According to police, two men, who are "frequent visitors" of Centennial Park, got into a verbal argument on Sunday night.

On Monday morning, police said Dwayne Edwards stabbed another man several times at one of the picnic tables in the park.

Police said Edwards was in custody, and investigators have taped off a portion of Centennial Park where the attack occurred.

The victim, later identified as Jeffery Anderson, suffered multiple times stab wounds and was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville Fire said. The condition of the victim was not released at this time.

After being taken into custody, Edwards was taken to Nashville General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Nashville Fire said.

Two men were walking over from McDonalds to have lunch when they saw part the stabbing.

“The guy had a hammer in one hand, and it looked like a knife in another,” witness Dallas Thomas said. “Just stabbing him over and over again.”

“You can expect to see something like…but did I expect to see something like that coming to work today? No,” witness Jameson McElwain said.

News 4 is working to gather more information about this developing story. 

 

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