- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 26, 2012

One man stabbed the person he believed had cut in front of him in line at a U.S. Post Office in Montgomery County Thursday afternoon, police said.

The 67-year-old suspected attacker was arrested minutes after the stabbing, but his name was not released Thursday as he had not been officially charged with a crime, Montgomery County police officials said.

The stabbing occurred at the post office located at 13217 New Hampshire Avenue shortly after 2 p.m.

The attacker was waiting in line at the post office and apparently believed that a 58-year-old man who had stepped out of line to complete some paperwork was cutting in line when he was summoned back to the counter by a postal service worker to complete his transaction, Montgomery County police said.

Angered, the man left the post office and waited outside, attacking the other man when he exited the post office.

Two postal workers came to the aid of the man being attacked, with one even using pepper spray to fend off the attacker.

The stabbing victim was suffered injuries that were not life threatening, but police investigators said his injuries could have been much more severe if not for the aid of the two postal service employees.

The 67-year-old attacker was discovered in his car about a mile from the post office and arrested shortly after the attack.

 

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