Before 10:00 p.m. on January 26, 2017, Baltimore County Police responded to the 8000-block of Redstone Road, 21087 for a double stabbing. One of the victims reported that he and his wife were stabbed by their son.

When officers arrived, they found the male victim suffering from a wound to his upper body. The man said that he was asleep while sitting in a reclining chair when he was stabbed by his son. The second victim stated that she heard noises and came into the room. She was also stabbed by her son when she came into the room, suffering a wound to the upper body.

The suspect had fled the house but patrol officers were able to locate the man and place him under arrest. Both victims were transported to a local hospital and were later released after medical treatment.

The suspect has been identified as Michael Joseph Cottone, 27, of the 8000-block of Redstone Road, 21087. Cottone has been charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault. He is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.