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Illegal immigrant from El Salvador stabs man in Maryland because he told him to stop urinating at bus stop

By Emily Lewis 2:15 PM February 8, 2018
Salvador Gomez-Lopez

An illegal alien from El Salvador tried to kill a U.S. citizen just because he told him to stop urinating in the street, according to police in Maryland.

Montgomery County police said that they have arrested 46-year-old Salvador Gomez-Lopez after being accused of using a box cutter to stab the victim.

Gomez-Lopez was charged with assault and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.

He faces up to 38 years in prison if convicted.

His bail was set at $5,000.

If Gomez-Lopez makes bail, he will be taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to the police investigation, Gomez-Lopez came to the United States from El Salvador illegally.

He worked for a relative and is the father of two children.

One night, at around 11:00 p.m., Gomez-Lopez was at the Wheaton Metro bus station on Georgia Avenue.

Gomez-Lopez unzipped his pants and urinated in public in front of the other passengers who were waiting for the public bus.

The victim approached Gomez-Lopez and urged him to stop urinating in public.

He suggested that Gomez-Lopez use a restroom to relieve himself.

Gomez-Lopez did not like what he was told.

He pulled out a box cutter and began slashing the victim.

The victim managed to wrestle away the box cutter but he suffered life-changing injuries.

Witnesses at the scene detained Gomez-Lopez until police arrived.