Police: Man Stabbed on Main Street

Police say there was an altercation near a street vendor in the early morning hours.


A man with a group of friends walking down Main Street was stabbed through his right forearm in an altercation that began with an exchange of insults, according to police. 

The incident occurred April 21. Patch obtained details from court documents Wednesday.

Justin Michael McCabe, 28, of Oella Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the stabbing of the man.

The victim was walking along the 8000 block of Main Street near a hot dog cart with his friends around 1 a.m. on April 21 when a man began verbally harassing them, including using slurs against homosexuals, according to the police report.

A shoving match ensued and McCabe pulled out a knife, according to charging documents. The victim jumped out of the way, but the knife ended up striking the man's right forearm, going through his arm and coming out the other side, according to police.

The perpetrator ran away, according to police. The man identified McCabe in a photo lineup and in pictures of McCabe working at the vendor's stand on the internet, police said. He was arrested May 3 and posted a $10,000 bond May 4.

Police said they are not investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Nick Nichols May 09, 2013 at 01:23 PM
What is critical to me... was this the independant hot dog vendor near Judges Bench and State Farm office or the Lucky Dog hot dog people?
Justin McCabe May 09, 2013 at 04:21 PM
This is not accurate. Im Justin McCabe and did not commit this crime. I wasnt even involved in the situation as it did not pertain to me. This is a matter that should be left up to the courts. What the article fails to mention is the accuser had already walked past the vendor stand and was half way up street when he turned around and decided to start the convertation with another bar patron. The "homo slurs",in poor taste,were humourous as all 4 of the people involved were joking back and forth. Let it be known it was 1:04am during the day of Ellicott City's Spring Festival. I was the only sober on Main Street. I would love the "writer" to contact me so he can get his facts straight. I ran from the situation before a fight broke out. But according to the police the accuser and his two accomplices beat up one man.
John May 09, 2013 at 04:46 PM
It is sad that the Patch has fallen victim to main stream biased media. I thought you had more credibility. Facts should be investigated before publishing an article. I heard of the incident and it was my understanding that these 3 men "walking" down Main Street attacked another sole man. Alcohol was obviously involved but no mention was made of this either. I do not know all of the facts either but I keep silent until I know all of the facts. Maybe reporters should do the same. I believe it is innocent before proven guilty, true?
Brandie Jefferson May 09, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Hey guys, I'm going to pipe in for AJ because he's off today. This incident was not reported in the police blotter, so he went to the court house and reported off of official documents - not what he heard. If you witnessed (or were party to) the incident, I'm sure he'd appreciate your input: andrew.metcalf @ patch.com. Thanks!
Roberto May 14, 2013 at 04:31 PM
did you do it or not justin? why would you run if they were half way up the block? 1:04AM is not during the day justin, its the middle of the night. if you didnt stab him who did? you were close enough to hear the homo slurs and close enough that you had to run away. good luck with this one!


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