A worker for a Linthicum cleaning company was attacked Wednesday morning when he stumbled on an intruder during a smoke break, county police said.
Hansford Lee Young, 33, an employee of Clean Venture Inc. located in the 800 block of Barkwood Court, went outside to take his break about 3:35 a.m. He heard a noise near the side of the building and went to investigate. He found a man on the back of a company truck and chased him when he ran, police said.
Mr. Young caught the intruder and the two struggled. Another man came up behind the victim, stabbed him in the back and hit him in the head with a blunt object. The two assailants and a third man then got into a brown pickup and drove off. Mr. Young's injuries were not serious, and police said a co-worker took him to an area hospital where he was treated and released.