UPDATE: Two brothers in the hospital after fight in Christiansburg

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - No charges have been filed in this case yet, due to the fact that the victim and suspect remain hospitalized.

Both the victim, Christopher Lee Snider, 42, of Christiansburg, and the suspect, David Allen Keith Tawney, 38, of Christiansburg, are in stable condition. The men are half-brothers, according to Melissa Powell, the town of Christiansburg's public relations director.

The case is still under investigation and the length of hospitalization required is unknown.

At this time, there is not a timetable for when or if warrants will be served.


Below is the original story posted on Monday, June 6.

CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) -- Two brothers are in the hospital after an incident in Christiansburg on Monday.

Police were called to the 500 block of East Main Street at 9:55 a.m. where they were told a man had been cut in the neck, said town spokeswoman Melissa Powell.

When police arrived, an individual had already taken the alleged victim to LewisGale Montgomery. He is in critical condition with cuts to his throat, neck-area and to his stomach.

The suspect, the man's brother, had also left the scene, Powell said.

Christiansburg Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and State Police set up a perimeter and brought in K-9 officers to help search for him.

He was found at Depot Park and investigators say he was combative when they arrived. Police say the suspect threw a knife at a group of officers, who then used a Taser one time on him. He was not affected by the Taser, but officers were able to physically restrain him.

Powell said the man had self-inflicted injuries and was taken to the New River Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Names are not being released until family is notified.

Charges are pending.