Five young men stabbed in Harford County

Five young men were stabbed late Saturday in Edgewood, the Harford County sheriff's office said Sunday.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the 400 block of Meadowood Drive just before midnight and found two stabbing victims, a 22-year-old with chest injuries trying to help a 19-year-old with multiple wounds, said Monica Worrell, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. A third victim, an 18-year-old who also had been stabbed in the chest, then approached the scene, she said.

The young men said they were attacked while walking to a friend's house in the Windsor Valley neighborhood from a gas station in the 1700 block of Hanson Road. A group of men called out to them and then one began stabbing them, they told deputies.

A 17-year-old with a minor cut to his arm later told deputies that he too had been injured by a group of men he didn't know. And Sunday morning, deputies found a 21-year-old at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore County who said he had been stabbed in the lower torso in Edgewood.

Worrell said all five victims were in stable condition. She said the incident "does not appear to be a random act of violence."

Anyone with information about the crime should call Det. Brian Potts at 410-836-5081, Worrell said.