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Fatal stabbing in Hyattsville Thursday evening

One man was fatally stabbed and four others were injured in a fight at the University Town Center in Hyattsville Thursday evening, police said.

Hyattsville police say the fight broke out around 6:30 p.m. at the center on America Boulevard. One person pulled out a knife during the fight and stabbed another man.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police identified him as 21-year-old Leonard Raynod Smith-Matthews, who lived in the Hyattsville area.

The four other victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police are investigating. No one has been charged in the incident.

This post has been updated.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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