Stabbings In Taco Bell, Near Royal Farms Hospitalize Victims In Annapolis: Reports


Reports said there was a stabbing at an Annapolis Taco Bell last Friday and another stabbing this Tuesday near an Eastport Royal Farms. An Annapolis Police Department cruiser is pictured above on a different day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Two unrelated stabbings in Annapolis hospitalized victims this week, police said.

Both victims survived.

Taco Bell Stabbing

The first stabbing happened at a Taco Bell in the 1800 block of West Street last Friday around 7:17 p.m., Eye On Annapolis reported.

Authorities said they found the victim, who reported that he was stabbed in the face.

Police said he had a 2-inch cut on his left cheek.

Other employees told officers that the victim and the unidentified suspect were making food for customers when the suspect attacked the victim without provocation, a press release said.

Authorities said the suspect then removed his gloves, grabbed a pair of metal scissors in his right hand and struck the victim in the face with the scissors numerous times.

Police said the victim tried to protect himself by hitting the suspect back, but the suspect kept striking him. 

Officers said they looked for the suspect, who ran out the west door of the restaurant, but they could not find him.

Stabbing After Royal Farms Visit

The second stabbing happened Tuesday around 11:38 p.m. around the 400 block of 6th Street, authorities said.

Police said they responded to the Eastport Royal Farms where they found the victim.

The release said the victim told officers that he left the convenience store and walked along Chesapeake Avenue, where he was approached by the suspect.

Authorities described the unknown suspect as a short, Hispanic male who is about 20 years old and was wearing a black winter coat.

The victim reported that the suspect immediately began to assault him with an edged weapon, police said. 

Officers said the victim fled to the Royal Farms for help, and the store clerk rendered aid. 

Authorities said the victim was taken to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in serious but stable condition.

The victim underwent surgery to repair a puncture to his intestine, police said.

Officers said the clerk remembered a customer who matched the suspect's description.

Another store employee found a pay stub on the ground outside the Royal Farms, authorities said.

Detectives said they investigated and obtained a photo of the person named on the stub.

Police said the first witness immediately identified the photographed person as the customer who matched the suspect's description.

Officers have not released the names of the suspects in either case. Authorities have not made any arrests either.

The Annapolis Police Department is still investigating both cases.

Anybody with information can call officers at 410-268-4141. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing 410-280-CLUE (410-280-2583).

The Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland offered up to a $2,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment on felony charges. The Metro Crime Stoppers is a non-police organization that collects tips and shares them with detectives.

Informants can anonymously contact the Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587), visiting or using the P3 Tips mobile application.

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