2 people stabbed in separate incidents near U.S. Capitol

May 9, 2012

Two people were stabbed Wednesday in separate incidents within blocks of the U.S. Capitol, D.C. police said.

In the first incident, a woman was found with stab wounds in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE just after 5 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening.

Police were looking for a 5’7” black man, with a beard and dreadlocks, who weighs about 200 pounds and was dressed in black shirt, black jeans and black shoes, Metcalf said.

About 30 minutes later, police responded to the 100 block of H Street NW for the report of an assault and found a victim who had been stabbed. Police did not immediately release the gender or age of the victim, but said the wounds did not appear to be life threatening, Metcalf said.

Officials did not release the circumstances of what prompted the violence in either case. But they said there’s no indication yet that the incidents were connected.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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