Harford County Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect In Monday Morning Abingdon Stabbing Incident


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HARFORD COUNTY - A suspect has been arrested in connection to the stabbing incident on Woodsdale Road in Abingdon, the Harford County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday.

According to police, officers from the Southern Precinct responded to the 3500 block of Woodsdale Road after receiving reports of a stabbing incident around 11:13 a.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival, authorities found 44-year-old John Edward Leura of Aberdeen with a stab wound to his upper body. First responders immediately administered first aid to Leura until medics arrived to continue treatment. He was subsequently taken to a nearby trauma center for further care.

The Sheriff's Office said specialists from the Forensic Services Unit were dispatched to the scene to collect and safeguard crucial evidence relevant to the investigation.

Investigators quickly identified David Alexander Barmer, a 53-year-old Abingdon resident, as a suspect in the case. Officers located his vehicle and detained him during a traffic stop without any complications. Authorities confirmed that Barmer and Leura are acquaintances.

Barmer is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center and is awaiting his initial court appearance.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office urges anyone with additional information or footage of the incident to contact Detective Moro at 443-409-3154. Those preferring anonymity can report through the Metro Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-866-7Lockup.

Tips leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual responsible may qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Information can also be submitted online at www.p3tips.com.

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