On September 27 at 7:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Homberg Avenue, 21221 for a disturbance. Officers arrived and found two victims who were cut by a known suspect. The suspect was identified as Michael John Pillsbury, 50, of the 100 block of Eastern Avenue, 21221. Police learned that the first victim is a cab driver for a local taxi company and Pillsbury is a customer who frequently hires the victim. Pillsbury came to the victim’s house to ask for a ride. When the victim refused, Pillsbury threatened to burn down the victim’s house. An argument between the two ensued, at which time Pillsbury pulled out a knife and cut the victim across his chest. Another man saw the incident and attempted to help the victim. During the struggle, the second victim suffered a cut to his lower body. The suspect did suffer minor injuries from the incident.

Pillsbury was arrested and both victims were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel to local hospitals for medical treatment. Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Michael John Pillsbury has been charged with threatening an arson, attempted second degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

Photo of Michael Pillsburgy, arrest for assault on Homberg Avenue.