Arrest Made for Attempt 1st Degree Murder; Other Offense – News Release


City of Takoma Park Police Department

* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912


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Public Information Officer (PIO)

Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901


August 13, 2013 (2:53 pm)


Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Reuben V. Lord, 30, of Takoma Park, Maryland, for Attempt 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Theft and Reckless Endangerment.

On August 4, 2013, at approximately 7:29 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 600 block of Houston Avenue for the report of a stabbing that occurred. The victim was found on the scene suffering from three stab wounds to his back. The victim was waiting for the elevator on the first floor of the apartment building when an unknown male came up behind him and began stabbing him with a knife. After stabbing the victim, the suspect walked outside the building, spoke to a heavy set black female subject and then fled the area on foot. A canvass of the area was completed with negative results. A lookout was provided to all surrounding jurisdictions.

On August 13, 2013, working off of a lead, detectives executed an arrest warrant for Lord and a search warrant for his residence. Items of evidentiary value were retrieved from the residence.

Lord was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit without incident.

The victim in this incident has been released from the hospital and is recovering.