LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 1, 2016)—Police in Charles Co. report a most unusual violent crime which occurred on Sunday night. A 25-year-old man is accused of pulling a knife and stabbing 3 family members as they drove down the road. All 3 survived. A 4th person was able to escape unharmed.
At 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 4300 block of Renner Road in Waldorf for the report of a stabbing that occurred inside a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old male lying in the street with a stab wound to his upper body. Just down the road from him, officers located a 44-year-old male and a 16-year-old male with stab wounds.
All three victims were flown to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening, according to police.
A preliminary investigation showed the victims were in an SUV with the suspect — a relative — when the suspect suddenly produced a knife and, for unknown reasons, began stabbing the occupants. The victims were able to jump out of the SUV and flee. A fifth person, who was in the vehicle, escaped unharmed. The suspect then fled in the SUV, but was located and arrested in Brandywine by Prince George's County police officers after he called 911 to report an unknown problem.
The suspect, 25, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries he sustained during the assault. He is being detained at the Charles County Detention Center where he will be charged with three counts of attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. His name will be released once he has been formally charged.
Det. C. Shankster of the Charles Co. Sheriff's Office is investigating.