Howard County police have arrested an Elkridge man for stabbing a security officer in the neck at an Ellicott City restaurant last week.
Joshuwa Wayne Collins, 21, of 7120 Beverly Drive in Elkridge, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
Police were called to La Palapa Grill in the 8300 block of Main Street for a reported stabbing on Nov. 3 at approximately 10:10 p.m. Based on investigation, detectives believe a security officer was escorting Collins out of the restaurant when Collins began to struggle, threatened the security officer’s life and cut the officer in the neck with an unknown sharp object. The suspect and acquaintances then fled on foot in different directions on Main Street.
The security officer, Brian Johnson, 44, of Rockville, was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland, Shock Trauma, where he was treated and released.