A 67-year-old man is facing charges after a stabbing at the post office on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.
Witnesses say he didn't like the fact that a customer who stepped out of line to complete his business was allowed to get back into the front of the line when he was finished. So he pulled a knife on the man as he was leaving.
"Two men were fighting and one of them had a knife," Inga Maleombho says. "It's not something I ever saw before, and it was pretty scary."
The fight quickly escalated.
"One guy had a blood stain on his shirt, and they were struggling with the knife," says Maleombho.
Some customers dialed 911, others yelled at the two to stop fighting. Two postal employees took it a step further.
"An employee sprayed them with pepper spray, and one of them got away," Maleombho says.
The suspect got away from the post office, but he didn't get far. He was driving right in front of an officer who pulled him over when police dispatched a lookout for the man's car. He is currently in custody.
The two postal employees who stepped in, pepper spray in hand, are being called heroes.
"The Detective Sergeant investigating this case says the two workers probably saved the victim's life," says Captain Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police Department.
The stabbing victim is in serious condition, but is expected to survive.