A 16-year-old Pasadena youth was stabbed in the arm during a fight Saturday night, county police said yesterday.
Police said Willard Olson of the 200 block of Maryland Ave. was treated at North Arundel Hospital.
He told police that he and two friends were walking on Old Crown Drive shortly before 11:30 p.m. when they encountered a youth walking toward them.
The approaching youth -- a 14-year-old boy who lives in the 3500 block of Cokesbury Court -- and one of Willard's friends bumped into each other, said Officer Randy Bell, a police spokesman.
The boys began arguing and Willard punched the 14-year-old in the face, Officer Bell said. The younger boy pulled a knife, stabbed Willard and ran into nearby woods, police said.
Willard's friend, whom police did not identify, chased the boy, caught him and continued the fight. When the boy escaped again, the others called police, who searched the area with a dog.
The dog led police to the rear of a house on Cokesbury Court, where officers found the suspect in a tent with several other juveniles, police said.
He was charged as a juvenile with assault with a deadly weapon and released into the custody of his uncle, Officer Bell said.