Two men stabbed in Columbia Heights during possible robbery attempt

Two men were stabbed Thursday afternoon on a Columbia Heights street in an incident authorities are investigating as a robbery, D.C. police said.

Officers who were called to the area of 14th and Fairmont Streets NW found two men conscious and breathing just before 4 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. The men were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known.

It was not clear whether both men may have been the victims of a robbery or if they stabbed each other, Metcalf said.

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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