State troopers are working to locate the man wanted in a Thursday morning Princess Anne stabbing.
Troopers responded to a reported stabbing in the 11000 block of Bratten Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m. Police said they arrived to find a 45-year-old woman had a stab wound to her upper chest.
Emergency medical personnel took the victim by ambulance to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for treatment.
Investigators with the Criminal Enforcement Division Eastern Region took over the investigation and determined the victim had been visiting friends at a home in the area when 63-year-old Harold Levin Cropper attacked her, according to police. A witness intervened and sustained minor injuries, but did not need medical attention.
Cropper fled the scene on foot before troopers arrived. The victim told investigators she had previously been in a relationship with him, police said, and witnesses identified Cropper as the suspect in the assault.
Troopers thoroughly searched the area along with officers from the Princess Anne Police Department and deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators are still working to locate Cropper.
An arrest warrant has been issued charging him with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a dangerous deadly weapon and violation of a protective order.
Anyone who has seen Cropper or is aware of his location is urged to contact 911 or Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack at 443-260-3700. All calls may remain confidential.