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Pregnant woman attacked, man who defended her stabbed

Wednesday - 1/1/2014, 8:21pm  ET

WASHINGTON - A pregnant woman was hit in the stomach with a broken Tiki torch and and a man who came to her rescue was stabbed inside a Takoma Park home Wednesday afternoon.

Takoma Park police say the female attacker took a cab to the home in the 8300 block of Flower Avenue and broke into the home after no one answered the front door.

Police say the man, who lived in the home, stepped in to protect the woman, who is seven months pregnant, from the attacker. He was stabbed with a sharp object and was in serious condition at a local hospital, where he underwent surgery.

The attacker fled in a taxi towards Sligo Creek Parkway, according to police.

Police did not release the victims' names. The injured man was expected to survive.

Investigators are looking for the cab driver or the company that dispatched a cab to the Flowers Avenue address. Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call police at 301-270-1100 or text 847411 and type TPPDTIP at the beginning of the message or report a tip on the department's Facebook page.

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