Teen turns knife on attackers in Edgewood

Police investigating links to recent violence

EDGEWOOD, Md. - A teenager turned a knife on attackers Friday night in Edgewood, sending the would-be thugs to the hospital police say.

Around 11:40 p.m. Harford County police were called to the 1600 block of Candlewood Court for a report of a possible stabbing. When officers arrived,  the 18-year-old victim told police he was attacked by several male suspects--one of whom had a knife. The victim grabbed the knife and while defending himself cut two of his attackers.

Police found the two suspects a short time later. One, a 20-year-old man was found in the 1600 block of Meadowood Court. Medics w treated him for cuts to his thigh and transported him to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital.

Police found a second suspect, a 19-year-old male, on Burlington Court. He was taken to Bayview for lacerations to his upper body. Both suspects’ injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Police are investigating whether the incident is linked to a recent spike in violence in the area. On Wednesday a 19-year-old was found shot to death in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive. Thursday night two people were stabbed within an hour of each other, one on Candlewood Drive the other on Grempler Way. Both victims survived.

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