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Woman stabbed in the jugular at Baltimore Washington Medical Center's labor unit

Posted at 2:27 PM, May 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-15 15:31:21-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A North Carolina man faces charges after allegedly stabbing a woman inside Baltimore Washington Medical Center on Saturday.

Charging documents say the incident stemmed from an ongoing family dispute inside a room on the hospital's labor unit.

Malcolm Lee Jones, 22, and the victim were each reportedly visiting the hospital at the time of the altercation.

Police do not believe the two are actually related, and instead described them as acquaintances.

Although it's unclear what exactly the dispute was about, it ended with Jones stabbing the victim in the jugular vein and fleeing the scene.

The victim is expected to survive.

Jones was arrested a short distance away by Wende Way and Pipers Path.

Police were unable to find any knife or sharp weapon on him, but he did have minor cuts on his hand consistent with a knife.

When asked where the weapon was, Jones said he must have tossed it while running. He told police he didn't mean to stab the victim, but accused her of threatening him without elaborating.

A witness in the area said Jones claimed he was jumped and needed help calling his family.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at 410-222-6135 or the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.