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Man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

December 06, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

A Funkstown man was charged with attempted murder after police allege he stabbed his ex-girlfriend and then stabbed a man who was sent to check on her Monday night, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release.

Mark Steven Sande, 42, of 200 E. Chestnut St., Apt. 11, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts each of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police said.

Police allege that Sande stabbed his ex-girlfriend after she returned to the apartment they shared in the 1600 block of Woodlands Run at about 6:25 p.m. The woman, who had gone to the apartment to clean and get the rest of her belongings, was stabbed in the face and neck, police said.

A male friend of the woman's family who was sent to check on the woman found her lying in a pool of blood at the apartment, the release states.

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Police said when the friend went to tend to the woman, Sande allegedly rushed at him from a bedroom, swinging a razor-like weapon at him repeatedly, cutting him in the face, the release states.

Detective Tammy Jurado said police found the woman with "substantial lacerations" to her neck and face. The male victim had minor injuries, she said.

Jurado said when police arrived, Sande had fled, but he was found at his apartment in Funkstown. Sande had inflicted injuries to his wrists, police said.

The male family friend was treated at the hospital and released. The names of the victims had not been released by Tuesday evening.

Sande was treated at the hospital and released to police, according to the release.

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