Baltimore County police reported that one man died and another was seriously injured in what appeared to be a drug-related stabbing last night inside an apartment in the Twin Ridge complex, off the 7100 block of Old Pimlico Road.
The apartment complex is off the 7100 block of Old Pimlico Road.
Police said the victims, both formerly from Nairobi, Kenya, were flown by a State Police Med-Evac helicopter to the Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, where one of them died of multiple injuries shortly after arriving there.
Police said the second man was expected to survive and was not cooperating with police investigating the incident.
Their names were withheld pending notification of their families.
Police said one of the men may have been living temporarily in the apartment while the legal tenant, also a citizen of Nairobi, was visiting relatives in his native land.
The second victim, police said, apparently lived in the city.
Police said that when Towson District officers arrived at the apartment building in the 1800 block of Rambling Ridge Lane about 11:18 p.m. they found one man lying in a stairwell and another man inside an apartment.
Both men, police said, had been stabbed several times.
A person police described as a "witness" reported that following a disturbance inside the apartment shortly after 11 p.m. he saw three men run from the building and enter a car that was parked out front.
The person told police that at least one of the men was carrying what appeared to be a Samurai-type sword.
Police said a description of the car was broadcast and that it was later found abandoned in Baltimore not far from the home of the man who survived the attack.
Police said that because the owner of the apartment in which the stabbings occurred was not available, a search warrant had to be obtained before the dwelling could be searched for evidence.
More than an hour after police arrived on the scene, the warrant was obtained by a judge and police searched the apartment.
Police said it appeared the homicide and attempted homicide were drug-related, since evidence of drug use was reportedly found inside the apartment.