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A Takoma Park man is behind bars, charged with stabbing a man three times in his back while he waited for an elevator earlier this month.

On Tuesday, Takoma Park Police announced they arrested Reuben V. Lord, 30, of Takoma Park and charged him with attempted first-degree murder, along with assault, armed robbery and theft charges.

The arrest stems from a stabbing on the 600 block of Houston Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, according to a Takoma Park Police news release.

Police found the victim at the scene. He had been stabbed three times in his back, according to the release.

The man was in an apartment building on the first floor waiting for an elevator when Lord allegedly came up behind him and began stabbing him with the knife, according to the press release.

After he had stabbed the victim, Lord allegedly walked outside and fled on foot.

Police arrested Lord on Aug. 13 at his home, based off of a lead they had received, according to the release.

Lord has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 6. He is currently in custody in Montgomery County jail, without bail.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released, the release said.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment. No attorney was yet listed for Lord.

sjbsmith@gazette.net