Crime, Police/Fire

Chainsaw attack leads to arrest in White Marsh

Michael Brian DobihalUPDATE; 9/1/2016; 1:00 p.m. – Police have identified the suspect in this incident.

From the Baltimore County Police Department:

A Middle River Man has been arrested after he threatened another man with a chainsaw during a fight.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on August 29, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 11100 block of Bird River Grove Road 21162 for a fight. When officers arrived at the scene, they located one man in front of the home with an injury to his forehead and another man in the home with a cut to his hand.

The investigation has indicated that the two men had gotten into the argument inside the home. The argument turned physical and the man who owned the home told the other man, who had been staying there, to get his things and leave. The argument continued as the two men went outside the home. The man who had been staying at the home retrieved a chainsaw from his truck, started it, and moved towards the other man.

The man who threatened the other man with the chainsaw was taken into custody. While in custody, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries that he received during the altercation. He has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Brian Dobihal of Middle River. Dobihal has been charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Original story below…


Police say a man has been arrested after threatening another man with a chainsaw in White Marsh.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29, two men got into a fight in the 11000 block of Bird River Grove Road in White Marsh.

The first man assaulted the second man, and police say that’s when the second man followed the first man after had searched for finding the best chainsaw earlier that day.

The second man was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted first-degree assault.

The suspect has not been identified by police.

No one was injured in the incident.

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