Baltimore man injured in Edgewood stabbing, Harford police investigating

A Baltimore man who was stabbed in Edgewood on Thursday is recovering from his wounds, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday night.

Vander Madison, 28, was stabbed multiple times in his upper chest while walking down a sidewalk on the 1000 block of Edgewood Road. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of the stabbing at 12:30 p.m., and Madison was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center by the Abingdon Fire Company to have his “serious, but non-life-threatening injuries” treated, the office said in a news release.


The initial investigation suggests an unknown man approached Madison from behind, grabbed his bag, stabbed him and ran in the direction of Route 40, the release states. The office describes the suspect to be a 20- to 30-year-old black man with a beard wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Stephanie Buchanan saw and heard nothing of the stabbing until police arrived — at least eight cars blocking the section of Edgewood Road between routes 24 and 40, she recounted.

She asked what had happened and deputies told her. A gold SUV was stopped next to her mailbox, in the lane meant for oncoming traffic, she said. Law enforcement has not released any information about the car.

“I asked if the person would be OK, and they said, ‘We hope so,’ ” she said. “It is scary. I have never been that close to something like that before.”

Buchanan has lived in the home for five years and often sees police riding up Edgewood Road in the direction of Route 24.

Deputies closed off the street for approximately two hours while they investigated the incident.

Across the street from Buchanan’s home, Billy Simms was working in a hair salon. From where he stood, the barber only noticed the commotion when police arrived.

“I am a little bit distraught about it,” he said.

Like Buchanan, Simms did not get a clear look at the incident; his view was blocked by an advertisement flag.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the stabbing and requests anyone with information to contact Detective Hana Pilachowski at 410-836-5437. Tips can be submitted anonymously, and any information leading to an arrest and indictment can make the tipster eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.