Police Say a 14-Year-Old Girl Was Stabbed Near a Bus Stop in Silver Spring

A 14-year-old girl was stabbed near a public bus stop in Silver Spring on Thursday afternoon, police said, and the suspect is a 14-year-old boy.

According to a report by the Montgomery County police, officers responded around 3:15 p.m. in the area of East Franklin Avenue and University Boulevard where they found a 14-year-old girl who had been stabbed. Police said the teen suspect, who the victim knew, had fled the area.

According to police, the victim provided a description of the suspect and an officer found the suspect walking in the area, and took him in custody. The girl was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The preliminary investigation, police said, indicates that the victim may have been stabbed with a knife.

According to police, the 14-year-old suspect is being charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault. There’s been no word on a motive. Police are not identifying the suspect because of his age. Police said he was released to the custody of his parents.

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