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Taneytown man, 77, accused of stabbing man with box cutter

A 77-year-old Taneytown man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police said he cut another man with a box cutter when he found him throwing things out of his garage, according to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, who is 50 and also from Taneytown, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for precautionary measures, according to the release.

George Edward Hobbs has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, according to Cpl. Jonathan Light of the Sheriff's Office.

Police responded to Hobbs' residence in the 3700 block of Kump Station Road at 3:29 p.m. Sunday for the report of a stabbing.

Police said Hobbs became upset when he found the victim throwing things out of his garage and ultimately cut him in the abdomen area with a box cutter.

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