A man was stabbed in the buttocks during an argument early Wednesday morning at the Washington Gardens apartment complex off Security Road in Hagerstown, according to city police.
Hagerstown police Sgt. John Lehman said Wednesday afternoon that officers were searching for two men in connection with the stabbing, which occurred inside a residence.
He said the 20-year-old victim, whose name was being withheld, was a patient at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.
It was the third stabbing at the apartment complex this year.
Police were called to the 900 block of Security Road at 12:30 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. While they were en route, officers learned that the male victim had already been taken to Meritus Medical Center, according to a police department news release.
As a result, some of the responding officers went to the scene, while others went to the hospital, the release said.
Police said the victim’s stab wound was nonlife-threatening.
On Feb. 28, two Hagerstown residents were charged with stabbing a 23-year-old woman about 15 times on the sidewalk outside her residence.
Lauren Bradley Dixon, 23, and Sabrina Michelle Thomas, 27, are awaiting trial on charges of first-degree attempted murder and other counts.
In that case, the victim alleged to police that Dixon and Thomas shocked her with a stun gun, then stabbed her.
Police said Dixon, Thomas and the victim, who survived the attack, had a troubled past.
The second stabbing occurred on March 5, when a Hagerstown man was charged with raping a woman at knifepoint.
The woman suffered a puncture wound to the back of her right thigh, and two cuts to her forearm.
Montague Stephan Sutherland, 25, was charged with first-degree rape and other counts in connection with the assault.
His jury trial has been set for Oct. 28, according to online court records.
Washington Gardens residents spent Wednesday morning going about their business as usual, as children played outside in their pajamas.
Most of the people who were asked about the most recent stabbing declined to comment.
Branden Ingram said he knew nothing about it.
Ingram, 18, said he didn’t hear police sirens or anything else last night, despite sleeping with his windows open.
“I just moved in three weeks ago,” he said. “I don’t want to get stabbed.”
Anyone with information may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.