Man charged with ramming car, stabbing occupant in Md.
Montgomery County detectives arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the weekend stabbing of a 27-year-old man who was inside a car that the suspect rammed with his own car.
Edwin Bladmir Escobar-Salmeron, of the 1800 block of Metzerott Road in Adelphi was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, stalking, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction over $500, police said.
He is set for a District Court bond review Monday afternoon.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police said.
In a news release, police reported this account of the incident based on preliminary findings of the incident, which began late Friday night:
The victim had been with a group of friends and had spent part of the evening at a local restaurant in Wheaton. At about midnight, the group decided to leave and entered their vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord. After driving a short distance, the Honda turned from eastbound University Boulevard onto southbound Grandview Avenue. As the vehicle was approaching Ennalls Avenue, it was rammed by a blue 2002 Toyota Camry. The Camry struck the Honda on the driver's door. This action caused the Honda to strike the rear of an unoccupied parked vehicle on the roadside.
The operator of the Camry, Edwin Bladmir Escobar-Salmeron, exited the Camry, approached the Honda, and began hitting the Honda and banging on windows. During this action, the victim exited the rear driver's side door of the Honda. Salmeron then stabbed the victim multiple times and fled the scene in the Toyota.
Based on information provided to police by persons at the scene, investigators were able to develop Salmeron as a suspect. He was arrested at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday ... near the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Metzerott Road.
Police say Escobar-Salmeron likely knew at least one of the car's occupants.
Escobar-Salmeron was being held in the county's Detention Center this morning, a corrections official said. Immigration agents have placed a detainer on him, an indication that he is in the country illegally.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Dan Morse
April 26, 2010; 10:54 AM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , Montgomery
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