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Man charged with cutting brother's throat

December 24, 2008

Maryland State Police said Wednesday morning that a man cut his brother's throat Tuesday night during an argument.

Officers responded to a report of an injured person in the 10000 block of Downsville Pike Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Someone had called police and reported that a man with a severe cut on his neck, bleeding profusely, was banging on their door, troopers said in a news release.

The victim was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he remained Wednesday morning, a trooper said.

Investigators charged the victim's brother, Salvador Alvarez Martinez, 19, with first-degree assault and other crimes. Troopers alleged that Martinez cut his brother's throat during a confrontation in their home at 10127 Downsville Pike.

Anyone with information can call police at 301-739-2101 or the Western Maryland Intelligence Center at 866-969-9642.

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