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Police release new details on triple stabbing in downtown Greenville

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Russell Roth (L) and Eric Roth (Source: Greenville PD) Russell Roth (L) and Eric Roth (Source: Greenville PD)
Police on scene of stabbing in downtown Greenville (July 23, 2017/FOX Carolina) Police on scene of stabbing in downtown Greenville (July 23, 2017/FOX Carolina)
Police on scene of stabbing in downtown Greenville (July 23, 2017/FOX Carolina) Police on scene of stabbing in downtown Greenville (July 23, 2017/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Multiple law enforcement officers responded to the scene of an incident that left three people hospitalized in downtown Greenville early Sunday morning.

According to Greenville City Captain Stacey Owens, one person is in custody and three people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after an argument between two groups of men led to a stabbing outside Sharkey's Pub, located on North Main Street.

Dispatchers confirm the call came in just before midnight.

SLIDESHOW: Police investigate stabbing outside downtown Greenville bar

Police said a father and son were taken into custody in connection with the aggravated assault. They were identified as 51-year-old Russell Roth and 28-year-old Eric Roth.

They are each charged with three counts of attempted murder.

Officers said the suspects became enraged, attacking three male victims who suffered knife wounds to the chest. Eric Roth suffered severe injuries to his own fingers in the process, police said.

On Wednesday, Greenville police released the incident report detailing the initial call and how officers tracked down the suspects.

In the report, an officer said a bystander alerted them that the suspects were in the East North Street parking garage. The officer found the Roths standing near the entrance to the garage along with a woman. Police said Eric's hand was bleeding and he advised that his finger had been severed.

The report also revealed that officers located a bloody pocketknife in a public trash can a few feet from where the stabbing occurred.

Five extra officers were on duty downtown at the time of the stabbing.

"These officers were able to mass, manage and quickly settle what was described as a chaotic scene," Bragg said.

Due to crowds in downtown Greenville, Owens said especially on weekends, officers always try to be ready for these types of situations.

"We have police officers downtown and we're prepared for unfortunate situations like this," Owens said. "We were able to respond very quickly and had enough police officers here with the amount of people in Greenville." 

Bragg said investigators are still working to clarify details on what started the altercation.

The Roths went through bond court on Sunday morning where a judge set bond at $60,000 for each of the suspects. They have since been released from jail and are awaiting their next court dates.

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