City of Takoma Park Police Department
● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912
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March 24, 2014 (11:50 am)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Alan M. Goldberg of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Terrell Hughes, 19, of Silver Spring, Maryland, for disorderly conduct and displaying a weapon.
On March 23, 2014, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue (Mount Zion Church) for the report of a fight in progress. Units arrived on the scene and were met with approximately 200 juveniles/young adults who had just left a "party." After exiting the church, the subjects congregated outside the church and in the parking lots of the former Salvation Army, IHOP and Econo Lodge.
An officer observed a subject, Hughes, run towards the crowd holding a knife. He began assaulting an unknown male in a stabbing motion. The officer subdued Hughes, while the rest of the crowd began to flee the area. A canvass of the area revealed a second assault victim with non-life threatening injuries, however, he was reluctant to cooperate with police.
The crowd continued their disorderly behavior and began fighting again in the parking lot of Hampshire Towers. Additional units from the Montgomery County Police Department assisted with dispersing the large crowd.
Hughes was placed under arrest and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit without incident.
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