CRIME

Pregnant woman attacked inside Takoma Park home

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Correction:

The original version of this story identified the suspect as a man. This story has been updated.

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WJLA) - A pregnant woman was attacked Wednesday inside her Takoma Park home, and the man accused of assaulting her and another man remains at large.

Authorities say that the attack happened at about 12:30 p.m. on New Year's Day inside a home in the 8300 block of Flower Avenue. Takoma Park Police officials say a woman showed up to the house and began loudly banging on the door.

When no one answered, the suspect pushed a window air conditioner into the home and went inside. When she found the female victim, he used a broken tiki torch to hit the seven-months pregnant woman in the stomach several times. She was not injured in the attack.

However, when the man who lives in the home confronted the suspect, he was stabbed and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The suspect, meanwhile, fled in a taxicab.

Detectives are currently looking for the cabs that took the suspect to and from the Flower Avenue home where the attack happened.

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