Deadly stabbing in Md. home: Police
A man was fatally stabbed late Tuesday night after he forced his way into the Temple Hills apartment of a woman he was once romantically involved with, authorities and law enforcement sources said.
The incident occurred about 11:40 p.m. in an apartment in the 3100 block of Brinkley Road, said Officer Evan Baxter.
Baxter said a woman stabbed a man who had forced his way into her home, but all the other circumstances were being investigated -- including whether the killing was self-defense.
Two law enforcement sources familiar with the case said the intruder was the woman's ex- or current boyfriend, and when he broke into the apartment, he found her there with another man with whom she was romantically involved.
Investigators are still trying to talk to all those involved to determine who stabbed the intruder and what the circumstances of the stabbing were, the sources said.
One of the sources said the woman told detectives she asked the intruder to leave, then stabbed him when tried to assault her. Investigators believed her account at least preliminarily, the sources said, though they were still trying to interview the other man.
The woman's apartment, which sits next to only one other on the top level of a garden-style complex, remained sealed with red crime tape Wednesday morning. A trail of dried blood was clearly visible leading down the wooden stairs to the ground level.
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