Frederick Lee Weems, 42

UPDATE – On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 3:16 a.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park, for the reported assault. Investigation determined Frederick Lee Weems, age 42 of Lexington Park, forced entry to the victim’s residence and stabbed the victim multiple times, and fled the area on foot. The victim was flown to an area trauma center for treatment.

Weems fled to his nearby residence and barricaded himself inside. Members from the Critical Incident Negotiations Team (CINT) and Emergency Services Team (EST) responded to the scene and attempted negotiations with Weems. At approximately 4:30 a.m. Weems was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the assault. A warrant has been obtained for Weems for the following:

Attempted First Degree Murder
Assault First Degree

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Warren Forinash at (301) 475-4200 extension 78072 or by email at

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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. — We are receiving reports of a reported stabbing this morning that has sent one person to a nearby trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 3:18 a.m. on January 8, first responders were called to the 21000 block of Great Mills Road for the reported incident. Upon arrival, police located an adult male who had suffered severe lacerations to what was described as his arms face, and chest.

Due to the severe nature of the injuries, a helicopter from the Maryland State Police Aviation would be requested to make the transport of the patient. The transport was initially supposed to be made at Lexington Park Elementary School, but they would reroute soon after to Lancaster Park.

After utilizing dogs to track down the suspect who was believed to have fled the scene on foot, police would locate a suspect at a nearby apartment building. 

With multiple failed attempts to make contact with the alleged suspect, police would declare a barricade situation. Units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack who are also on the scene. 

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide details as they become available.