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Police: Man chokes mom, stabs step-dad

Sunday - 8/14/2011, 2:47pm  ET

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. - Anne Arundel County Police have charged a 25-year-old man with choking his mother and repeatedly stabbing his intervening step-father.

The family was asleep early Sunday when police say the man returned to his Brooklyn Park home intoxicated and grabbed a relative. In an argument with his 51-year-old mother, the man began choking and assaulting her.

The commotion woke the man's stepfather, who tried to stop the attack. That's when police say the man got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed his step-father repeatedly. A neighbor who tried to help was also assaulted.

The man is charged with attempted second-degree murder, several counts of assault, reckless endangerment, a fourth-degree sex offense and false imprisonment.

Police say the victims' injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.


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