One stabbed in fight over cellphone at light rail station

Westport station closed for 2 hours Friday night

September 14, 2012|By Jonathan Pitts

The Baltimore Sun

A man stabbed an unidentified victim in a fight over a cellphone at the Westport light rail station Friday night, triggering a two-hour closure of the station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

The altercation occurred about 6:30 p.m., when a man tried to take someone's cellphone at the facility in the 2200 block of Kloman St. in South Baltimore.

When the victim fought back, a fight between the two spilled onto the station platform, where the assailant stabbed the phone's owner at least once, the MTA reported. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Baltimore police joined MTA officers in responding to the scene, and the MTA closed the station until just after 8:30 p.m. MTA police are looking for the assailant.

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