Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Myrtle Beach Hotel Room Attack

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime after allegedly stabbing a person in a downtown Myrtle Beach hotel room over the weekend. Police responded to the Summer Sands hotel just before midnight on Friday to find a person bleeding from the shoulder.

Edward Townsend, 50, is accused of getting into a verbal altercation with the victim that turned physical, according to a witness. The witness reported seeing Townsend chase the victim around the parking lot with a cutting tool before striking the victim and bringing them into a room at the hotel. Nearly a dozen officers responded to the incident, as indicated in the incident report.

The accused is currently in jail without bond, and the victim’s condition is unknown at this time. As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the case.

Townsend’s arrest has sparked concern in the Myrtle Beach community, where incidents of violent crime have been a growing concern. Local officials are working to address these issues and ensure the safety of residents and visitors in the area.

The motive behind the stabbing has not been disclosed, and details surrounding the incident are still under investigation. The authorities are emphasizing the importance of speaking out against violence and standing up for the safety and well-being of the community.

It is crucial for law enforcement to continue their efforts in keeping the public informed and addressing any potential risks to the community. The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for safety measures and vigilance in preventing violent crimes in Myrtle Beach.