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This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2013.

A Potomac man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after a dispute over who had the right of way at a stop sign led to a double stabbing Thursday afternoon at the Montgomery mall in Bethesda.

David B. Goldberg, 24, of the 11600 block of Milbern Drive, is being held without bond after being arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man and a woman at about 2 p.m. in the mall parking lot while his 2-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of his car.

According to police, there was a dispute between drivers of two cars at a stop sign on one of mall’s roads. One of the vehicles — later determined to be Goldberg’s car — almost struck another vehicle driven by the victim in the stabbing, according to police. The dispute continued into the parking lot near the Sears department store.

Once in the parking lot, both drivers got out of their cars, and Goldberg allegedly stabbed the 31-year-old male driver of the other car and his 28-year-old female passenger, according to information released by police Friday. Goldberg then got back in his car and drove away.

Goldberg’s car then hit a car parked in a surface lot near the Sears store, said Montgomery County Police Lt. Oneil Ormsby.

That car was owned by Dennis Hines of Bethesda, who said he came out of the mall to find “two bloody people” and his car “smashed from the back and pushed out of its parking space.”

Ormsby said the woman was stabbed in the abdomen, but additional details about the victims’ injuries were not released. They were taken to a local hospital, he said.

Goldberg’s car was found on top of an adjacent mall parking deck and he was arrested a short time later, according to police, who said they found Goldberg’s 2-year-old daughter in his car.

Goldberg has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault.