At 6:28 p.m. Tuesday night, Baltimore County Police responded to the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228 for an assault in progress. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim with a single stab wound to the upper body.
The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect, who is the victim’s step-father, were arguing in their home in the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228. The argument later turned physical. When the victim went outside, the suspect followed him and stabbed him once. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
The suspect has been identified as 62-year-old John Leonard Smith of the 2000 block of North Norhurst Way 21228. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder and related charges, and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The incident is under investigation by the Baltimore county Police Violent Crimes Unit.