Katherlan Johnson accused of hitting pregnant woman with tiki torch, stabbing man in Md.

9:31 PM, Jan 2, 2014   |    comments
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TAKOMA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested and charged a female suspect who they say stabbed a man and hit a 7-month-pregnant woman with a broken tiki torch.

Katherlan Johnson, 46, has been arrested for first degree burglary, assault second degree, reckless endangerment, and malicious destruction of property less than $1,000, police said.  

The incident happened on January 1 around 12:30 p.m. at the 8300 block of Flower Avenue. The female suspect tried to enter the home and was unable to. That's when she broke in through the area where the air conditioning unit was attached. She then hit the pregnant victim with a broken tiki torch on her stomach. When the male victim, who was in a different room, became involved in the argument, the suspect stabbed him with a sharp object. She then fled the scene in a taxi cab, police said.

The male victim is currently undergoing surgery from his serious injuries. He is expected to survive, police said. The pregnant woman did not suffer any serious injuries. 

Officials say the victims knew of Johnson and this was not a random act of violence. 

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