A suspect police described as "mentally disturbed" attacked a man in Arlington County last week and tried to stab him with a pen, according to police.
Police said Zachary Thomas, 23, was milling about the 4200 block of N. Fairfax Drive the morning of Sept. 19 when he approached a man walking to work. Thomas was mumbling and attempted to block the man's path along the sidewalk, according to Arlington County police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.
When the man asked Thomas to leave him alone, Thomas said "I will kill you," pulled a pen out of his pocket and attempted repeatedly to stab the victim, he said.
The two men briefly fought, with both sustaining minor injuries, before Thomas was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
Thomas, who police said has no fixed address, is being held without bond.