A 44-year-old man was stabbed during a Super Bowl party in Maryland and now police say a suspect has been arrested.
That is despite all the partygoers claiming they never saw a fight take place.
Around 11 p.m. on Feb. 13, police said they received a 911 call from a person saying his friend had been stabbed, and he was driving him to the hospital.
Officers met the man and his friend, 44-year-old Devon Louis Wade, en route to the hospital.
According to authorities, Wade had lost a “significant amount of blood” from a stab wound to his left shoulder. An officer stuffed it with gauze and rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene. Medics then took Wade to Meritus Medical Center, the Herald-Mail Media reported.
At the hospital, officials said he needed two blood transfusions and treatment for a broken shoulder blade, broken rib and a bruised lung. Hospital staff had to resuscitate him and said he would have died from rapid blood loss if he hadn't gotten immediate care.
Wade’s friend talked to investigators and told them Wade was stabbed during a fight with another partygoer at a Super Bowl party. He did not see the fight but knew Wade needed immediate medical attention, so he began driving him to the hospital.
Officers went to the apartment complex and found 43-year-old Tione Kenneth Blake outside. He said he saw kids drinking and some men fighting, which he claimed he tried to break up the fight, the Herald-Mail Media stated.
However, while talking with police, they noticed Blake had blood on his clothes, so they detained him and brought him to the sheriff’s office. There, officials noticed his clothes appeared to be soaking with blood, so they were taken as evidence.
Detectives spoke to a woman who lived at the apartment and she said she hosted the party but did not see a fight. Two other women said they never saw a fight. No witnesses gave police details on who was in attendance at the party, the Herald-Hall Media reported.
Wade spoke with detectives and said he had an argument with an unknown woman who had used the “N-word” and said “he postured at the female” but never tried to hit her, the Herald-Hall Media said.
Once that argument was over, he was told to leave the apartment. Before leaving, he stopped in the kitchen to make a plate of food to go, which is when he says he was attacked.
Wade said he tried to fight the attacker but was stabbed. He gave a description of the attacker to police but couldn’t remember many other details.
At the police station, detectives noticed that Blake matched the description Wade had given them about his attacker.
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