Suspect in custody following stabbing and standoff at Kingsport IHOP. The Kingsport Police Department reports that the incident occurred at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at the IHOP on East Stone Drive. Two adult men were found at the restaurant with knife wounds. They were both transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation found that the two men were involved in an altercation with Aaron E. Hopson, 40, who is accused of stabbing both men before fleeing the scene. One of the men was an acquaintance of Hopson. He was later arrested following a brief stand-off early Sunday morning and has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. The investigation remains active and ongoing, and the victims' names have not been released.
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