Man, 46, dies Thursday night of stab wounds in Laurel

Police charge 20-year-old suspect on multiple counts

August 24, 2012|The Baltimore Sun | The Baltimore Sun

A 46-year-old man died after he was stabbed Thursday night during an argument in Laurel, and a 20-year-old man has been charged on multiple counts, according to the Howard County police department.

Officers were called around 7:15 p.m. Thursday to the 10000 block of North 2nd Street in Laurel, police officials said. They found Robert Lynn Foster of Savage lying near the entrance to the Midway mobile home park with stab wounds.

Foster was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital with stab wounds and was pronounced dead there, according to police.

Witnesses at the scene identified Robert Tasker, 20, of Laurel as a suspect, and he was taken into custody. Witnesses reported that the victim and the suspect knew each other and were "engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation," according to the police department.

Officers say they do not know why the men were arguing. Police charged Tasker with second-degree homicide, manslaughter, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed dangerous weapon, in connection with Foster's death.

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