Montgomery County authorities have announced the arrest of a man who allegedly stabbed a 40-year-old woman while she and her children were entering a car in front of a home in Wheaton, Maryland.
The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Christian Norman, without a fixed address, gave no information to officers about why he attacked the victim.
According to the police, the events occurred shortly before 10 pm on Saturday. Agents and fire personnel responded to the 2300 block of Arcola Avenue after receiving a report of a stabbing and found the woman injured. She was then taken to a hospital with puncture wounds and lacerations. The children were not injured in the incident. The perpetrator had fled the scene.
About five minutes later, an officer located Norman, who had blood on his clothes, walking through the area a quarter of a mile from the residence where the attack was reported, according to police.
Norman had injuries to his face but refused to reveal to officers how he suffered them.
According to the investigation, the victim and her children were in the process of getting into her car when Norman approached them and stabbed the woman multiple times. Witnesses who witnessed the incident alerted 911.
Officers found the knife used in the attack at the scene.
Norman faces first-degree assault charges and is being held without bail.
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