Brooklyn Park boy charged with stabbing schoolmate

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A 13-year-old Brooklyn Park boy was arrested yesterday on charges that he stabbed a 13-year-old schoolmate with a metal file while they waited for their school bus, county police said.

The boy was charged on a juvenile citation with first-degree assault and carrying a concealed weapon, and was being held at the county youth detention home.

The victim, also from Brooklyn Park, was treated for a minor puncture wound to his right shoulder at Harbor Hospital Center and released.

Police said an off-duty firefighter saw the two Brooklyn Park Lindale Middle School students waiting with others shortly after 7 a.m. for their bus on Marshall Road near 4th Avenue. With no apparent warning, one boy attacked the other, police said.

Officers said the youths had been engaged in a shoving match the day before.

The firefighter radioed for a paramedic and held the attacker until police arrived.

Officers found the 8.5-inch metal file used in the stabbing on the ground and arrested the youth.

Balto. Co. man, 63, accused of attacking woman, 35

A Baltimore County man was arrested early Wednesday and charged with stabbing a Pumphrey woman three times during an argument Tuesday on the parking lot of a Brooklyn Park bingo hall, Anne Arundel police said.

James Louis Townes, 63, of the 1900 block of Catanna Ave. was charged with first-degree assault and assault with intent to murder.

The 35-year-old woman, who police would not identify, was treated at Harbor Hospital Center for wounds to her neck, chest and left arm, and was released.

Police said the couple was parked in the man's van at Bingo World in the 4900 block of Belle Grove Road about 9: 30 p.m. Tuesday when they began arguing about sexual advances.

The argument escalated and the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman, police said. The woman, bleeding from wounds, ran to the bingo hall, where an employee called police.

The woman gave police the man's name and address. Officers arrested him about 12: 30 a.m. at his home.

Pub Date: 10/25/96

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