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Woman Allegedly Stabbed Boyfriend With Screwdriver While He Was Driving

The man sought help at a nearby 7-11

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    A Maryland woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a screwdriver while he was driving Sunday afternoon in Laurel.

    Elsa Torres, 45, of Greenbelt, is charged with stabbing Elmer Alexander Montiel, 46, also of Greenbelt.

    Montiel was driving southbound on Interstate 95 at the intersection with State Route 198 at about 1:35 p.m. when an argument allegedly escalated between the two. Police said Torres then stabbed Montiel several times with a screwdriver.

    Montiel continued to drive to a 7-Eleven on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, where he sought medical attention. Montiel was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment.

    Torres was later found by state troopers from the Forestville and College Park barracks. She was charged with first and second-degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon. She was jailed at the county detention center; a hearing is pending.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Sgt. Eicher of the Maryland State Police at 410-349-7236.