Intruder Attacks Pregnant Woman With Tiki Torch

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    A 7-month pregnant woman managed to defend herself from an intruder Wednesday afternoon.

    Crews responded to the 8300 block of Flower Avenue in Takoma Park around 12:30 p.m. for a stabbing.

    According to police, 46-year-old Katherlan Johnson knocked on the door of a home and when no one answered, she pushed in an air conditioning unit to get inside.

    A pregnant woman from inside the home then confronted her, and the two got into an altercation. At one point, police say Johnson took a broken tiki torch and struck the pregnant woman's stomach with it. A male resident of the home came out and defended the pregnant woman. He was then stabbed by Johnson with an unknown sharp object, police say.

    She then fled the scene in a taxi. Police say the man's injuries were serious, but he is expected to survive.

    Johnson is facing charges of burglary, assault, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction of propety.

    If you have any information, call police at 301-270-1100.