Howard County Police are searching for a man who, while being escorted from an Ellicott City restaurant Wednesday night, stabbed a security officer in the neck.
Officers were called just after 10 p.m. to the La Palapa Grill in the 8300 block of Main Street where security guard Brian Johnson, 44, of Rockville was stabbed with an unknown sharp object, police said.
Johnson was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was released Thursday, police said.
The patron and his acquaintances then fled on foot in different directions on Main Street, police said.
Police are investigating. Anyone with information to call 410-313-STOP. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by police.