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This story was corrected at 4 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2013. An explanation follows the story.

A Silver Spring teen and a Germantown man have been arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing and robbery of a man in the Twinbrook Metro Station last month.

Metro Transit Police announced Friday that 15-year-old Anthony Jerome Jeffries of Silver Spring and 18-year-old Rico Hector LeBlond of Germantown had been arrested in connection with the crime.

According to Metro police, during an attempted robbery outside the station entrance, the man was stabbed in his torso. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, but has since recovered, police said.

Police identified Jeffries and LeBlond after sharing photos of them with other local law enforcement agencies and on Twitter.

According to a release about the incident, a Montgomery County police officer recognized the pair based on those photos, and told Metro Transit detectives.

Jeffries is being charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder. LeBlond faces assault and armed robbery charges.

Online court records show that Jeffries was arrested Nov. 8. He is being held without bail.

LeBlond was arrested Oct. 31 on theft charges. The next day, he was charged with the assault and attempted robbery counts. He was being held on a total of $55,000 for the two separate incidents.

Lawyers for the two were not listed in online court records.



sjbsmith@gazette.net

An earlier version of this story, including the headline, did not distinguish the charges against each defendant.