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Date: May 29, 2020

booking photo of Micheal Anthony YoungBaltimore County Police are investigating a stabbing in Gwynn Oak yesterday morning that left a man hospitalized.

Just before 5 a.m. police responded to the 3600 block of Campfield Road, 21207 for a call of a stabbing. Responding officers discovered an adult man outside the home suffering from trauma to the upper body. He was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers located the suspect, identified as Michael Anthony Young (29) of the 2900 block of Allendale Road, 21216, walking nearby. He was arrested and treated at an area hospital for minor injuries before being released back into police custody. 

The investigation determined that the victim invited the suspect to his home where they began arguing. The argument escalated when Young stabbed the victim in the upper body with a sharp edged weapon several times. The victim fled the home to seek help while Young left the location on foot, where he was apprehended by responding officers.

Young is charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and having a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure. He is held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Detectives from the Pikesville Precinct Investigative Services Team are continuing the investigating into this incident. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-887-1279. Callers may remain anonymous.

In recent weeks, there has been a reported increase of online scams related to COVID-19. These scams use phishing techniques in an attempt to steal personal information and money from victims. The Baltimore County Police Department has the following safety tips to help you navigate COVID-19 information online safely.

Never Click an Unfamiliar Link

One of the most common tricks that online scammers use is to send a dangerous link disguised as useful or urgent information. Clicking on the link may infect your computer with a virus or take you to a website designed to encourage you to enter personal information such as a social security number, credit card number or password.

If you are sent a link in an email or text message from someone unfamiliar, you should never click it. Friends and family with the best intentions may share a phishing link without even knowing it, so even if you feel you can trust the sender, you should still exercise caution and type a website directly into your browser when possible.

Only Enter Personal Information on Trusted Sites

There has been a lot of uncertainty during the pandemic and scammers are preying on that fear. They may send emails or texts to say that your password has been compromised, your power or internet is in danger of being shut off, or that you have other outstanding financial obligations that require immediate payment.

If you are unsure about the status of your utility payments, you should contact your provider. It’s important to note that all major utility providers have committed to halting service disruptions due to non-payment during the current emergency. If you believe a password is no longer secure, visit that site directly and go through their password reset protocol to choose a more secure option.

Get Your Information from Official Sources

If there’s an important update regarding health and safety, it will be published through official channels. Scammers are attempting to take advantage of the pandemic by disguising phishing sites as legitimate information or creating false charities to steal money from people who genuinely want to offer assistance.

There are local, national and international organizations working hard to keep the public informed about any new health guidelines. If you are looking for information related to COVID-19, the best and safest way to find it is by visiting sites directly rather than clicking on a shared link. The following sites are safe and reliable sources of information:

If you believe that you may be a victim of an online scam, contact the Baltimore County Police Department's Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit at 410-887-2190.

You can also file a report for disaster-related scams or complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice on their website at www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017