At least four people were stabbed in Montgomery County, Maryland, local police said Saturday, as authorities are treating the act as an accident. CNN informed of.
According to the police, the injured victims are likely to survive. The suspect was shot dead by police before he could commit the stabbing incident.
“We have a total of four stabbing victims,” Montgomery County Police Assistant Chief Darren Frank said at a news conference on Saturday. “Three women, one man. Two women were stabbed in the neck,” he said.
“Officers responded and at the same time there was another call of a stabbing in the 4100 block of Collie Drive – two females were stabbed there,” Frank said.
A release from the police department said officers responding to calls about two females also found an adult male with “superficial injuries.”
The officers started searching for the suspect after setting parameters. They were told the suspect was “heading into the woods.”
Franke said: “The officers attempted to surround Woods. The subject pulled onto the sidewalk and was confronted by a police cruiser. The officer called and advised he had a suspect.”
“Another officer arrived at the scene, observed the suspect, saw that he was armed with a 12-inch butcher knife, and ordered the subject out,” he said. “Unfortunately, there was an officer firing.”
The news release said the suspect “grew towards the officer.”
Several rounds were fired by the officer, with Frank saying that “the subject was restrained from striking further persons.”
The suspect died at the scene and authorities are investigating the stabbing and shooting.
One of the injured was seriously injured and his life was in danger, but officials said they had been advised by the hospital “at this point, they believe all stabbing victims will survive”.