Man arrested in stabbing at HCC

Suspect accused of attack on campus security guard

April 01, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 29-year-old man sought in the stabbing of a security guard at Howard Community College in Columbia on Monday was arrested yesterday afternoon by Baltimore police after a short chase, authorities said.

The suspect, Gilbert Lee Redmond Jr., was spotted driving a burgundy Saturn sedan in Baltimore after Howard County police released his picture and a description of the car he was thought to be driving.

Redmond fled when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.

The security guard, a 26-year-old woman, was stabbed several times in the head but suffered no life-threatening injuries, Howard County police said. Police described her attacker as a former boyfriend.

Police have refused to identify the security guard or say more about her condition. She was attacked about 4 p.m. Monday near the college security office in the main building on campus.

After stabbing her several times, the attacker ran to a vehicle and drove off, police said.

College officials characterized the violence as an isolated incident. President Mary Ellen Duncan said it is the first serious offense she can remember in her six years at the college.

Redmond, a Baltimore resident, had been scheduled to appear yesterday to face attempted burglary charges in city District Court. He was also charged with violating a protective order last year.

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