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Police briefs - Dec. 26

December 26, 2011

Man, 18, arrested after parking lot stabbing

FREDERICK, Md. — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Frederick after a Christmas night stabbing, city police said.

Jose Miguel Mercado, 18, was trying to damage a vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot when he was approached by another man, police said. They scuffled, and the man was stabbed in the arm.

Mercado was arrested after a foot chase and identified by the victim. He’s charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property, police said.

— The Associated Press

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