A man visiting an ailing relative was arrested Sunday and accused of stabbing two cousins in the parking lot of St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Jose Sarria, 20, faces three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of tampering with a witness, according to the Hillsborough County Jail website.
About 4:10 p.m., Sarria was visiting a family member at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
During the visit, Sarria became irate and had to be removed from the hospital and taken to the facility’s north parking lot by relatives, according to police.
While in the parking lot, his cousin, Ramiro O. Rebolledo, 26, arrived to visit the same hospitalized relative.
Sarria began arguing with Rebolledo and two other cousins, Jovany Napolez, 25, and Samuel Napolez, 28, about an incident that occurred in September, police said.
Police said Sarria attacked two of his relatives with a knife, stabbing Rebolledo in the head and Jovany Napolez in the right side of his chest and left inner thigh.
Officers arrested Sarria, of 8620 Tangle Vine Lane, No. 202, at the scene. He remained at the county jail early Monday.
Rebolledo and Jovany Napolez were treated for non-life-threatening injuries in the emergency room.