Neighbors stopped stabbing suspect from escaping

LOTHIAN, Md. - Michael Idemudia, 27, has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault after police say he stabbed his mother and sister Tuesday morning. 

"I didn't want to look because it was so gruesome she was just bloody all over," said Erika Rupert, a neighbor. 

Rupert was at home when she said one of her neighbors knocked on her door and said she had just been stabbed by her brother and her mother was also in trouble. 

"I grabbed her, she had a towel, she's dripping blood and stuff but five minutes later the police were already outside and she said, 'I can see the police, can I go check on my mom' and I said alright go ahead, you know," Rupert said.

Other neighbors who witnessed the aftermath say Idemudia ran outside after the attack trying to hide his weapon, a screwdriver, under a storage shed.
 
Police say it was the neighbors who surrounded him, stopping him from getting away or going back inside.
 
Once police got to Patuxent Mobile Estates and arrested Idemudia, they  found his 54-year-old mother inside. She had been stabbed multiple times.

Police say that further investigation revealed the male suspect began stabbing his sister in an unprovoked assault.

Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and the 54-year-old mother and 20-year-old sister were transported to Prince George’s County Shock Trauma and Calvert Memorial Hospital respectively.
 
The mother is currently in stable condition.
 
The injuries for both victims appear to be non-life-threatening in nature.
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