Police Make Arrest In Fourth Of July Stabbing In Downtown Baltimore


On Friday, Baltimore police arrested an 18-year-old man for a stabbing that occurred after the Independence Day firework celebrations came to an end at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 19-year-old man was at the intersection of Howard and Fayette streets in downtown Baltimore. During a verbal altercation Matai Lyons stabbed the victim and fled the area, police said.

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Police charged Lyons with first- and second-degree assault, weapons violations and first-degree murder.

The 19-year-old was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

In February, Lyons was charged with use of a firearm in a violent crime, two counts of armed robbery, motor vehicle theft and assault.

A spokeswoman for the State’s Attorney Office said the case was dropped less than a month later after eyewitnesses were “unable to identify the role that Matai Lyons played among the group in this vicious attack.”

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