In a continuing rash of violence in Edgewood, "multiple stabbings" were reported in the community late Friday night, 24 hours after back-to-back stabbings and 48 hours after a murder, all within relatively close proximity.
The most recent incident was reported on Harford Fire Blog's Facebook page just before midnight in the area of Harford Square and Windsor Valley developments.
Multiple EMS and fire units were en route for multiple stabbed patients, the blog said.
According to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the 1600 block of Candlewood Court at 11:38 p.m. Friday, where they spoke to an 18-year-old-male, who was not stabbed but told them he was in the area and was attacked by several male suspects, one of whom had knife.
The man told deputies he was able to disarm the subject and, in defending himself, stabbed or cut two of the men who attacked him, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said Saturday morning.
Deputies then located the two subjects who were either stabbed or cut, Hopkins said.
One, a 20-year-old male, was found in the 1600 block of Meadowood Court with injuries to his thigh. EMS personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company treated him at the scene and subsequently transported him to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Hopkins said.
A second subject, a 19-year-old male, was located on Burlington Court with lacerations to his upper body and was also transported by medical personnel to Johns Hopkins Bayview, Hopkins said.
"While their conditions are at present unknown, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening," Hopkins said in a statement. "The investigation is in continuing, and detectives are not releasing the names of those involved at this time."
Earlier Saturday morning, the Sheriff's Office said its preliminary investigation indicated the incident may have occurred in the passage between the Meadowood and Harford Square neighborhoods.
"As police speak to witnesses about this crime they are also looking at any possible connections between the homicide and the stabbings that occurred earlier this week," Hopkins said.
On Wednesday night, a 19-year-old Edgewood man was found fatally shot in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive in Windsor Valley No arrests have been made in connection with that incident.
Late Thursday night, a 20-year-old Baltimore man was found with a knife wound and other injuries in the 500 block of Candlewood Drive in what the Sheriff's Office said may have been a robbery because the victim reported his wallet was taken. He was hospitalized, but his injuries were not believed life threatening, the Sheriff's Office said.
About an hour and 15 minutes later, at 12:54 a.m. Friday, deputies were called to the 1800 block of Grempler Way, in the Edgewater Village neighborhood, where they found a 44-year-old man from the neighborhood suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. The victim was flown by Medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he remained in serious condition Saturday morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Hopkins said Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public's help in their investigation of all these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5442.
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