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Md. Man in Custody After Stabbing Outside Ocean City Hotel

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (WBOC) – A northern Maryland man is in custody after police say he stabbed another man in Ocean City Sunday night.

According to the Ocean City Police Department, the altercation happened shortly before 10:20 p.m. near the Princess Bayside Hotel on 48th Street. Responding officers found a 29-year-old man from Sterling, Va., suffering from a minor stab wound on his chest. EMS personnel treated him on the scene and then took him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with minor, non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Officers determined that prior to the stabbing, a group of men had been involved in some sort of altercation in the area of 49th Street and then went their separate ways. As the victim was departing, police say the others pulled up to him in a vehicle and began fighting with him again. Police say that’s when 23-year-old Joseph Rodriguez, of Westminster, Md., stabbed the victim with a knife before taking off in the vehicle.

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers stopped the vehicle a short time later in the area of 3rd Street and Philadelphia Avenue. Ocean City Police arrived and arrested Rodriguez.

Police say Rodriguez was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon with intent to injure. He is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building pending an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner, according to police.

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