Man stabbed during fight in Northwest Washington

A man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon during a fight with another person in the Chinatown/Gallery Place area of Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

Police were called to 7th and H streets in the Penn Quarter neighborhood about 4:45 p.m. They found the man wounded, but he was conscious and breathing, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. It was unclear how serious the man’s wounds were.

Police took a male into custody at the scene. Carew said he didn’t know whether he was a juvenile or an adult.

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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