SILVER SPRING, Md. - An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a pregnant 19-year-old woman in Kensington, according to officials.
Montgomery County police say Dakota Brothers was in a relationship with the victim, although it's not clear whether he's the father of her baby.
Police said they agreed to meet near Albert Einstein High School in Kensington Wednesday afternoon and that is where things turned violent. Police say Brothers stabbed the woman several times. She was conscious when emergency workers arrived and identified Brothers as her attacker. Police say she's in critical condition at a hospital. The baby was born via C-section and her current condition is unknown.
Police say plainclothes officers found Brothers within an hour of the slaying and that he tried to run away after officers approached.
“They were able to be close to what they believe was his residence,” said Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks. “When he arrived, they believe he took a bus to that location. Plainclothes officers from the 4th District were waiting. He attempted to flee on foot, but they apprehended him.”
Classes at Einstein High School had already let out for the day, but those inside the school at the time had to shelter in place briefly following the attack. So far, officials said they don't have any information that the suspect or victim attend the school. Police also do not believe there is any connection to a nearby Montessori school.
Investigators collected several bags and boxes of evidence from the scene. They also said they have recovered the knife used.
Brothers bond is set at five million dollars. He currently faces max of life in prison, but more charges could come.