Lakeforest Mall Employee Stabbed to Death

Montgomery County police say he was stabbed multiple times

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An employee at the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is dead after someone stabbed him multiple times Monday morning, police say.

Officers with the Montgomery County and Gaithersburg police departments responded to the mall on Russell Avenue about 11 a.m. and found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds outside the food court, police said.

Medics took the victim to a hospital and he died of his injuries, police confirmed. He was 23 years old, police said.

Police said the attacker ran off toward the Macy's store, but authorities did not yet have a description of the suspect.

Officers could be seen interviewing witnesses outside the mall's food court entrance.

No further information was immediately available.

Stay with News4 for updates to this developing story.


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