A burglar broke into an apartment in Northeast Washington Friday afternoon and stabbed the female resident multiple times, according to D.C. police.
The attack occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE., at Rhode Island Row, an apartment complex adjacent to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station that includes retail shops in a small, self-contained community.
Details of how the burglar got into the building and whether anything was stolen from the victim were not immediately available on Friday. Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said the woman’s injuries are not considered life threatening.
Lauren McDonald, a spokeswoman for the Bozzuto Group, which manages the luxury apartment complex, said the building in which the stabbing occurred can be accessed by residents using key cards, which also control the elevators and doorways leading to stairs.
The spokeswoman said an adjacent building in the same block has a doorman, in addition to card access. McDonald was unable to explain the difference and she declined to comment further, other than to say company officials are cooperating with police.
Alali said detectives were trying to determine precisely what occurred in the apartment. Police had only a scant description of a man standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall wearing a black and gray sweat shirt and pants..