3 Hospitalized from Stabbings, Assaults Outside Potomac House Party
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POTOMAC, Md. (WNEW) – Police in Montgomery County are investigating several assaults and stabbings that occurred outside a house party in Potomac early Saturday morning.
Officers responded to a residence on Alloway Court for a report of a stabbing around 1:10 a.m., police say, and an ensuing investigation revealed a party had been held at the residence earlier in the evening.
At some point during the party, police say uninvited guests entered the home, and the party was eventually shut down and the guests were told to leave.
Many guests then moved outdoors, and several assaults were believed to have occurred within that group. Upon police arrival, the victims had already been taken to the hospital by partygoers.
At approximately 1:46 a.m., police received a call from a local hospital reporting a stabbing victim had arrived in the emergency room. Upon responding, officers discovered two victims – a 20-year-old male suffering from a stab wound, and an 18-year-old male suffering from injuries to his face and torso.
Around 2:11 a.m., police in a neighboring jurisdiction received a report from a local hospital that a stabbing victim had come into its respective emergency room. Police responded and located a 15-year-old male suffering from a stab wound.
Further investigation revealed all three victims had been attending the Alloway Court party, and were injured on location.
The 20-year-old and 18-year-old victims have since been treated and released from the hospital; the 15-year-old victim is still hospitalized and receiving treatment for his injuries.
A suspect has not been identified.
Detectives are uncertain if the same suspect, or suspects, or responsible for all three victims’ injuries.
Police returned to the residence and were able to recover evidence related to the assaults and stabbings, including a weapon located near the residence. It’s still unclear if that weapon is the same that was used in the assaults.
The police investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call (240) 773-6710.