Man arrested in stabbing incident at Sheraton Hotel in Towson

Baltimore County Police said two employees working in the kitchen of the Sheraton Hotel in Towson got into an altercation Saturday evening at about 11:30 that ended with one of them pulling out a knife and stabbing the other in the head.

The victim was transported to Sinai Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Lt. Kevin Green said officers spotted the alleged assailant running nearby on Fairmount Avenue and he was apprehended. The man still had the knife when he was caught, Green said.

On Sunday, the suspect was identified by police as 28-year-old Derrick Lamont Newman, of the 3700 Block of West Bay Ave. in Brooklyn.

Police said after the arrest, officers found a bag the suspect is believed to have dropped while fleeing police.  The bag contained a handgun and suspected narcotics, police said.

Newman was charged with attempted second-degree murder, a handgun violation, a controlled dangerous substance violation and other charges, police said. He was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police said the initial investigation indicated the victim and the suspect were in an elevator together when became involved in an altercation over the suspect allegedly removing beer from a cart. During the altercation, the suspect stabbed the victim in the head with a pocket knife.

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