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Man stabs another man, takes woman hostage at Forestville Target

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by Stephen Tschida/ABC7

A man stabbed another man before taking a woman hostage Wednesday at a Prince George’s County Target.

Police said a security guard inside the Target in the 3100 block of Donnell Drive in Forestville around noon observed the suspect with a knife after the latter had just stabbed another man. The suspect then took a woman hostage, holding a knife to her throat.

Stephen Tschida@ABC7Stephen

stabbing and hostage situation at forrestville target. store closed for investigation. man taken to hospital expected to survive. ⁦@ABC7News

The incident began when the security guard heard a commotion and saw the suspect standing over a man on the ground.

According to police, the suspect and victims knew each other.

Stephen Tschida@ABC7Stephen

target forestville closed after stabbing. man stabbed, woman taken hostage, suspect in custody. victim in serious condition. investigation underway ⁦@ABC7News

The woman was not hurt and the man stabbed was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call (301) 772-4433.

Stephen Tschida@ABC7Stephen

spot where a man held a woman and small child hostage with knife. Prince Georges police sneaked up from behind. They tased the man and freed the woman. They found a stabbing victim inside the forestville target. Suspect in custody victim in stable condition.⁦@ABC7News