Stabbing in D.C. jail

A prisoner at the D.C. Jail was stabbed Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The stabbing took place about 2 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

The victim, who was not identified, was treated for non-life-threatening wounds at an area hospital.

Authorities arrested one person in the case, police said. It was not immediately clear what prompted the attack.

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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