Howard County Police responded to the 8300 block of Ice Crystal Drive in Laurel to investigate an assault at approximately 7:35 p.m. Saturday. At the scene, officers learned that a male was cut during a physical altercation.
Investigation revealed two male coworkers were involved in an altercation, when one of the men cut the other. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Jose Misael Palencia Portillo of Tamar Drive in Columbia. Portillo has been charged with assault, according to the report.