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La Plata Police Department via Facebook

La Plata, MD- On July 8, 2020, at approximately 5:46 p.m., officers responded to the 6700 block of Crain Highway for the report of a stabbing. Investigation revealed the suspect and the victim engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation including the stabbing of the victim in the neck.

The suspect originally fled the area, however, later returned to the scene.

The female victim, 19-year old Bel Alton resident, was transported to a local medical center with non-life threatening injuries. The female suspect, 20-year old La Plata resident, was taken into custody and transported to the Charles County Detention Center. The incident was not a random event.

Anyone who may have witnessed the event is urged to call 301-934-1500.