Double Stabbing Probed

Port St. Joe police believe someone saw an attack on a man and his grandson Friday. They're hoping those people will come forward and help catch the two men responsible for the stabbings.

The attacks took place under the George Tapper Bridge. The victims were enjoying one of their favorite past times together, fishing at the Highland View boat ramp.

A family member says the two attackers first confronted the 13-year-old. We're told the two men began cursing at the teenager after he threw a cast net on the water. That's when his grandfather stepped in.

After an exchange of words, one of the men pulled a knife, stabbing both the victims.

Port St. Joe Police Chief James Hersey says in this type of scenario it's best to leave the situation up to police.

"Let the police intervene early. If you can walk away, walk away. Let us come back and do our job and take care of the situation because we're not involved emotionally in the situation and we can act more logically."

The two suspects are described as white males in their early 60's with gray hair. They were driving a small champagne colored two-door truck with a silver toolbox attached in the bed. Police believe they are probably still in the area.

Police are also looking for a man and a woman who were in an older maroon minivan who may have witnessed the attack.

If you have any information, call the Port St. Joe Police Department at 229-8265.


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