Man charged in downtown Silver Spring stabbing

A file photo of a Montgomery County police car. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
WASHINGTON — A man is facing multiple charges after police said he stabbed another man walking in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, on Tuesday.

Jonathan S. Worth, 24, of Silver Spring, was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault, among other charges, Montgomery County police said.

Around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived in the 8500 block of Fenton Street for a report of a stabbing.

Members of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service were already in the area for a report of gas odor. They gave police a description of the suspect and which direction they had last seen him. They also provided treatment to the stabbing victim, a 24-year-old man who had a stab wound to his chest.

Police said the victim is in stable condition in the hospital.

Police later found Worth and took him into custody. Investigators learned that he and the victim did not know each other, but they got into a verbal fight as they walked on Ellsworth Drive, police said. When they were on Fenton Street, Worth then stabbed the victim, according to police.

The motive for the stabbing is not yet confirmed, police added.

Worth is being held without bond.

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Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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