Jeffrey Lewis Sweeney-Grant Credit: VIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE

Montgomery County police have charged a Gaithersburg man with attempted murder in a stabbing Sunday at Westfield Montgomery mall in Bethesda. 

The suspect, Jeffrey Lewis Sweeney-Grant, 32, knows the 37-year-old man he’s accused of stabbing, a police news release said. The two men had gotten together for coffee at the mall on Democracy Boulevard, and during the meeting, Sweeney-Grant took out a knife and stabbed the other man, police believe.

First responders arrived at the mall around 4:47 p.m. and found the injured man with stab wounds to his torso. He was taken to a local trauma center for surgery and appeared to be in stable condition Sunday night, police said.

Sweeney-Grant, of the 17000 block of King James Way, turned himself in to mall security, admitting he was responsible for the stabbing, according to police.

He was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault and is being held in the county jail without bond, according to online court records. 

Police are still investigating the motivation for the assault.