Amber Alert Canceled; Man Suspected of Stabbing Girlfriend, Taking His Children Turns Self In

An Amber Alert was canceled in Maryland after a man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and fleeing with his 9-year-old son and 18-month-old daughter on Tuesday turned himself in, police say.

The children are unharmed.

Maryland State Police issued the Amber Alert after Montgomery County police received a report that the children's father, Dwight Perry, 35, stabbed his girlfriend in the lower back during an argument about 1 p.m. in a home in the 700 block of West Side Drive in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He then drove away from the scene with his children, police said. 

Dwight Perry turned himself in at a fire house in Prince George's County after hearing the Amber Alert on the radio in his car, police said.

His children were not with him, police said. He had dropped off the girl at a day care and the boy with another family member.

Perry confessed to the stabbing, Montgomery County police said. He is being held without bond.

The stabbing victim, who is the girl's mother, was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Gaithersburg residents told News4 they frequently see Perry and three children he is raising with the stabbing victim.

"Seeing what happened today has been, like, very strange and awkward," one neighbor said. "It's nothing that everybody sees in this neighborhood."

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