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Suspect sought in fatal stabbing

Police are searching for the suspect involved in the fatal stabbing of a northern Suffolk man over the weekend.

George A. Banks Jr., 38, of the 4600 block of Maplewood Drive was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital around 4:30 p.m. Sunday with stab wounds to the neck, said Lt. Debbie J. George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department.

He died a short time after arriving at the hospital.

Police are following several leads in Suffolk’s seventh homicide of the year and have talked to a possible suspect, George said. Although she refused to name the suspect but said he apparently knew the victim.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the lead investigator, Detective Gary Myrick, at 923-2193 or call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.