UPDATE: 5 Stabbed in Edgewood Saturday
Police do not believe the incident is a random act.
UPDATED (11:30 a.m.)—The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident that led to at least five stab victims in Edgewood late Saturday night.
The initial report by Patch on Sunday morning indicated four men, between the ages of 17 and 22, reported being attacked by a group of males who had fled the scene. According to a sheriff's office spokesperson, a fifth victim was located at 3:30 a.m. at Franklin Square Hospital.
The 21-year-old male was suffering from a stab wound to his lower torso, and investigators say his injury is likely connected to four other stabbings reported Saturday night, she said.
The four victims treated at the scene told officers that they were walking from a gas station in the 1700 block of Hanson Road toward a friend's house in Windsor Valley when they heard the group of males call out to them.
After the victims approached, the group began stabbing the males before fleeing the scene, Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell said.
"The incident described does not appear to be a random act of violence. The investigation is ongoing at this time," Worrell told Patch in an email.
Deputies arrived just before midnight in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive to find a 19-year-old male with multiple stab wounds in his torso. A 22-year-old male, who was aiding the 19-year-old when officers arrived, also had been stabbed in his torso.
An 18-year-old male approached officers and EMS personnel with stab wounds in his upper torso.
A 17-year-old male suffering from minor cuts on his arm approached personnel at the scene.
Harford County Fire and EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner told Patch four patients were transported to area hospitals by Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Three were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and the fourth was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, according to Worrell.
The victims were all reported to be in stable condition as of 11:30 Sunday, Worrell said.
Worrell said anyone with information should contact Detective Brian Potts of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 410-836-5081.