Deputies Investigate Triple Stabbing

(Harford County, MD – January 31, 2009) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a triple stabbing and assault which occurred in the area of Mountain Road (Route 152) and Old Mountain Road North, Joppa, MD at approximately 1:50 a.m. this morning.

At approximately 2:20 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a call from Baltimore County Police who advised they were out with a vehicle near Middle River Road with three occupants who claimed they had been stabbed in Harford County.

Investigation revealed the victims were traveling home in their black SUV from the Port Sports Bar and Nightclub located in the 2400 block of Bel Air Road, Fallston, MD where they had a verbal disagreement with an unknown subject. As they were traveling south bound on Mountain Road in the area of Old Mountain Road North, three vehicles approached them from the rear. The suspects’ vehicles performed a rolling roadblock, forcing the victims’ vehicle to a stop on the shoulder of the road. At least eight White and/or Hispanic males exited these three vehicles and two of the victims exited their car. The suspects approached the two victims, forced the third victim out of the car, and immediately began to attack and stab them. After the suspects left the area, the victims also drove away attempting to make it to Franklin Square Hospital. Prior to their arrival, the victims were stopped by Baltimore County Police who then escorted them to the hospital.

Victim information:

  • Victim #1: Driver, from Dundalk, male, White, 22, stabbed in the upper torso, treated at Franklin Square Hospital and later transported to Shock Trauma.
  • Victim #2: Front passenger seat, from Glen Burnie, male, White, 23, stabbed in the back of the neck, treated at Franklin Square Hospital.
  • Victim #3: Rear passenger seat, from Pasadena, male, Black, 23, stabbed in the right hand, treated at Franklin Square Hospital.

Suspect information:

  • 8-10 White and/or Hispanic males, no further description.
  • One vehicle is described as a black Mercedes Benz.

Anyone with information regarding the stabbing/assault is urged to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442. Additionally, Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime. To be eligible for the reward, tipsters must call the 24-hour tip-line at 1-888-540-TIPS. Callers do not have to give their name nor appear in court. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

News Release

January 31, 2009


  • Sgt. David Betz
  • Monica A. Worrell

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