Two men were transported to separate hospitals following a stabbing at in Edgewater early Saturday morning, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Police.
Police said the stabbing occurred after one man offered another a drink at the bar, which spurred a fight.
According to the release, the 47-year-old victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for life-threatening injuries. The victim is listed in stable condition at this time.
Police said the suspect in the incident, Garcia Roberto, 64, of the 3000 block of Marlin Drive in Riva, was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center for substantial facial injuries.
Police charged Roberto with attempted first- and second-degree assault and other related charges.
Officers responded to Londontown Pub, located at 726 Londontown Road, at 12:22 a.m. Saturday for the report of a stabbing, according to the statement. Upon arrival officials said they found the victim on the front porch of the pub suffering from a stab wound to his torso.
According to police, the victim stated that a male suspect, Roberto, stabbed him after a short physical altercation.
Through interviews with the victim and other witnesses, police said they determined that the victim offered Roberto a drink. Then, police said Roberto allegedly began to punch and stab the victim. A patron at the bar struck the suspect, knocking him down, at which point the knife was taken away from him, police said.
Police located Roberto when they arrived to the scene, and he was taken into custody along with the weapon, according to the release.