Police: Man stabbed overnight at Bushmill Tavern in Abingdon
By Aegis staff report
Mar 07, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Police are investigating a stabbing at Bushmill Tavern in Abingdon early Thursday morning, and the suspect remains at large as of 1 p.m. Thursday.
Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 4000 block of Philadelphia Road at the intersection of Route 136 around 2:10 a.m. for a report of a non-fatal stabbing of an adult male, according to Cristie Hopkins of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Motives and type of weapon are unknown, Hopkins said. The victim, who had been stabbed in the upper body, was taken by medics from Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
At least one suspect was involved and fled the area, Hopkins said.
The fight may have begun inside the restaurant as an argument and then escalated to a physical confrontation, Hopkins said.
“At this point we are still gathering information to confirm those details,” Hopkins said.
Bush Mill Tavern posted on its Facebook page around 7 a.m. Thursday: “Thanks everyone for your concern... unfortunately there was an incident after closing in our parking lot. No employees were involved and we were not aware of a stabbing until which time the police arrived. The person stabbed we understand was treated and released. The incident is under investigation.”
The Sheriff’s Office, however, said the victim was still in the hospital as of around 11 a.m.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 410-836-5436.
A person whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for this crime, may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may report their information by submitting a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted; sending a message to Metro Crime Stoppers by texting to “CRIMES" (274637) and beginning the message with "MCS" then adding the information; or calling Harford Crime Solvers, 888-540-8477.