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Manhunt continues as 10-year-old is stabbed

A 10-year-old girl was stabbed to death Monday and her brother stabbed but expected to survive, and the suspected killer, who is a family member, was still at large as of Tuesday afternoon, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Andres Rafael Quintana Garcia, 18, of Glen Burnie, Md. (Anne Arundel County Police)

Anne Arundel County Police have issued an arrest warrant for Andres Rafael Quintana Garcia, 18, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, who has been named as a suspect in the stabbings. Police have charged him with first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment.

“At this point it seems like some sort of family dispute that escalated, got violent very quick, and he stabbed the two people inside the house and fled the scene on foot,” WJLA (ABC affiliate, Washington) quoted Lieutenant Ryan Frashure, a police spokesman, as saying.

The injured boy, who is just 13, was not identified. Nor was the dead girl. Anne Arundel County Public Schools would not confirm that she was a student at Hilltop Elementary School, which serves the community where the stabbings occurred, but neighbors reportedly told the Sun that the family had moved in only in recent months.

Maneka Monk, a county schools spokeswoman, said additional counselors had been made available to students at the school.

Schools have no record of Mr Garcia ever being a student at a public school in Anne Arundel County, the Sun reported.

If you know where Mr Garcia might be, he is to be considered dangerous, so call the homicide unit in Anne Arundel County at (410) 222-4731. Or to remain anonymous, call the tip line at (410) 222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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