UPDATE (October 9 2:33 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in connection with the Thursday night stabbing in Essex that left a man injured.
Michael Gregory Smith (24) of the 7400 block of Philadelphia Road 21237 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Just after 6:30 p.m. last night, officers responded to the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive 21221 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the victim and the suspect had become involved in an argument. During the argument, the suspect stabbed the victim multiple times.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.
Booking Photograph of Michael Gregory Smith
Original release (October 8, 2015 7:21 p.m.):
Baltimore County Police are investigating after being dispatched to a call of a stabbing in Essex.
Police responded to the 900 block of Ashbridge Drive at approximately 6:30 p.m. after an unidentified adult male victim was stabbed multiple times in the upper body. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The victim was targeted by the suspect, who fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers.
There is no additional information at this time.
This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.