Friday, July 21, 2023

Assault at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda

Montgomery County police were called to Westfield Montgomery Mall Wednesday afternoon, July 19, 2023, where an individual reported having been the victim of a 2nd degree assault. The assault was reported at 5:45 PM Wednesday. This is the third assault reported this year at the mall, and the first since January. Police responded to twelve reports of assaults at the mall in 2022.


  1. Where in the mall?

  2. Wasn't MCPD supposed to open a substation in Montgomery Mall?

    1. As I recall MC defunded their police.

  3. What Are Examples of Second Degree Assault?

    Second-degree assault is a criminal offense involving intentionally or recklessly causing physical injury to another person. It is typically a less severe offense than first-degree assault, which involves the intentional use of a deadly weapon or the intent to cause serious bodily harm.

    Examples of second-degree assault may include:

    Punching or striking someone with a closed fist or another object, resulting in bruises, cuts, or other injuries.
    Kicking or shoving someone, causing them to fall and sustain injuries.
    Throwing an object at someone, causing injury.
    Driving a vehicle in a reckless or aggressive manner, which could result in injury to pedestrians or other drivers.
    Using a weapon in a way that is likely to cause injury, such as swinging a baseball bat at someone or brandishing a knife.
    It’s important to note that the specific elements of second-degree assault may vary depending on the laws of the jurisdiction in which the offense is committed. In some cases, the use of a deadly weapon or the intent to cause serious bodily harm may be required in order to be charged with second-degree assault.

  4. You have got to start saving where. This is not right

  5. Thank you, this explains a bunch.