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3 men stabbed in downtown Raleigh

Three men were stabbed in Raleigh on Wednesday night, police said. Police said the crime doesn't appear to be random.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Three men were stabbed in Raleigh on Wednesday night, police said.

Raleigh police responded to the 100 block of Idlewild Avenue, off of East Edenton Street, at 11:45 p.m.

They found three men with stab wounds.

One of the men is a suspect, police said.

Joshua Lee Surles, 19, of Raleigh, was charged with assault causing serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon.

Joshua Lee Surles

The men were taken to WakeMed Hospital. Police said they were in stable condition.

Police said they do not believe the stabbing was a random act.

A witness said he saw two men fighting and then saw a man chasing another down Edenton Street with a knife before stabbing him multiple times.

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