Alley fight turns into stabbing in Hagerstown


Authorities say there is no threat to the public and no foul play is suspected

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Two men were taken to the hospital after a fight broke out Tuesday night in Hagerstown.

According to the Hagerstown Police Department, Robert Young, 50, and Anthony Robertson, 28, were fighting in an alley off 24 W. Franklin Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. when Young picked up a broken bottle from the ground, slicing Robertson multiple times.

“It was between two males who knew each other,” said Hagerstown Police Officer Heather Aleshire.

Aleshire adds, “They rolled on the ground. A fight broke out and one of the males ended up picking up a broken bottle and cutting the other male on the chest and on the arm. The other male also obtained injuries from the glass that was on the ground.”

Soon after, they were transported to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Robertson remains in the hospital. Young was taken to Washington County Detention Center and is currently being held without bond.

Both Young and Robertson face charges of first and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Authorities say there is no threat to the public and no foul play suspected.

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