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Baltimore man charged with attempted murder in what appears to be a random Marriottsville attack

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:37:08-04

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — Howard County Police say that a man has been charged with attempted murder after stabbing a resident in the garage of his Marriottsville home in what they believe was a random attack on Wednesday.

At a little after 9:30 p.m., police responded to the 11100 block of Willow Green Way for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, they located 57-year-old Gary Polinksy in his residence suffering from stab wounds to the abdomen.

According to Polinsky, he was in his attached garage taking out the trash when he was approached by an unknown male suspect wearing a ski mask who began stabbing him.

Following the stabbing, the suspect fled on foot.

Polinsky was transported by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is currently listed as being in critical condition.

Police located 28-year-old Jonathan Logan, of Round Road in Baltimore, walking in the area and recovered a bloody folding knife and ski mask in his pocket. At the moment, police don't see a connection between the suspect and the victim, but they are continuing to investigate a motive.

Logan, who is currently being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault, and burglary.