Man, 19, stabbed at Rockville Metro station

By Henri Cauvin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 14, 2010

A 19-year-old man was stabbed Saturday at the Rockville Metro station after a dispute that began several miles away turned violent at the busy transit hub, Rockville police said.

The man was taken to a hospital with an abdominal wound that was not considered life-threatening, Maj. Michael England said.

A 17-year-old who was with the victim suffered a cut to his abdomen, England said.

The trouble began late Saturday afternoon at Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg, England said. Two groups, strangers to each other, began arguing and took the quarrel onto a Ride On bus bound for Rockville.

When they arrived at the Metro station about 6 p.m., the dispute spilled off the bus and into the pickup area for Ride On buses, England said.

The 17-year-old was treated at the scene and did not have to be hospitalized, England said.

Two assailants fled and had not been apprehended Saturday night, England said.

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