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Suspect sought in stabbing of city teen

January 06, 1998

Suspect sought in stabbing of city teen

Hagerstown City Police were searching Monday for a man accused of stabbing a 16-year-old boy late Sunday when the teenager went to the aid of a pregnant woman who was being beaten at Antietam and Potomac streets.

James Edward Fox III, of 423 Freemont St., was in fair condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital with stab wounds under both arms and a small wound on his forehead.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday as Fox and three friends were walking, police said.

They saw a man assaulting a pregnant woman at the downtown intersection and Fox went to her aid, police said.

The suspect pulled out a butterfly knife and stabbed Fox three times, police said.

The suspect dropped the knife and fled on foot. The woman didn't require medical attention.

Police learned of the incident when Fox's friends took him to the Washington County Hospital emergency room, where a police officer was investigating an earlier traffic accident.

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The wound on the top of Fox's head and under his right arm weren't considered serious, but a wound under the left arm punctured his lung, police said.

Armed with the weapon and the suspect's name, address and description, police were looking for him Monday.

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