David Goldberg identified as suspect in Montgomery Mall stabbing

David Goldberg. Photo courtesy MCPD.

BETHESDA, Md. (WJLA) - An incident of apparent road rage led to the stabbing of two people outside a Montgomery County mall Thursday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect in this incident has been identified as 24-year-old David B. Goldberg of Potomac.

The altercation took place just after 2 p.m. outside the Westfield Montgomery Mall on Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda, and reportedly began when two people got into an argument over who had the right of way at an intersection.

One driver then followed the other into the mall parking lot, and tempers flared before ultimately escalating.

Word of this alleged road rage and stabbing had some shoppers here on edge Thursday night.

"We are ridiculous as human beings...we get so emotional over stupid things," said witness Phil Letarte.

Investigators say the driver of one car stabbed the driver and passenger of the other car. One victim was a woman.

"One of them had a wound that looked very serious to me in the abdomen -- a lady laying on the ground..." described witness Dennis Hines.

The other victim was a man, apparently stabbed on the side of his face.

Then, witnesses say the suspect drove off, striking cars along the way and leaving a trail of motor oil.

"It was speeding, zooming past, like he was up to no good, as if he had done something wrong," said Linda Collins.

The suspect was then taken into custody after heading to the upper deck of the parking garage in an alleged attempt to flee.

Goldberg has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault. He is currently being held without bond.

The man and woman who were stabbed in the head and abdomen are currently in unknown condition.

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