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Gang members arrested: Two members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang and a South Side Locos gang member were arrested Wednesday night after getting into a fight with baseball bats and rocks in the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant in the 14000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, said Dennis Mangan, a spokesman for the Prince William County police.

Arrested and charged with malicious wounding and gang participation were MS-13 members Christian Chaves-Jandres of the 13000 block of Lynn Street in Woodbridge and Dennys Ernesto Martinez, 20, of the 14000 block of Meridian Drive in Woodbridge; and Jose Garcia, 19, a South Side Locos member, of the 14000 block of Franklin Street in Woodbridge.

Mangan said police are investigating what sparked the fight.

Woman identified: The victim in a fatal stabbing in Falls Church on Thursday afternoon was identified yesterday as Kimloan Thi Nguyen, 41, of Centreville, Falls Church police said.

Nguyen was stabbed multiple times in the upper body about 3:50 p.m. as she stood behind the Banh Mi Soi coffeehouse, where she worked, in the Eden Center shopping complex at 6799 Wilson Blvd. Nguyen's 39-year-old ex-husband, whose name was not released, also suffered stab wounds. Police said he was in stable condition yesterday at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

One person witnessed the incident, and police said they thought they had found the knife used to kill Nguyen. No one was charged yesterday in the killing.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.

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