An 18-year-old Northeast Washington man was arrested early yesterday and charged with assault with intent to kill while armed in connection with the stabbing of a Falls Church man after a traffic accident last week, police said.

They said that Brandon Jemel Terrell of 1515 West Virginia Ave. NE was identified as one of two men who assaulted Reuben Williams of the 2800 block of Random Road Nov. 18 after Williams struck a car in which Terrell was a passenger.

Antonio Juan Campos, 19, of 1404 Montello Ave. NE, who police said was in the car with Terrell, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon last week.

Police said that Williams struck a car while driving an apparently stolen refrigerated food truck, and then drove away.

The driver of the car chased Williams, and the chase ended at Second Street and Maryland Avenue near the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Dan Nichols said. The occupants of the car dragged Williams out of the truck and stabbed him six times, police said.

Williams was taken to Washington Hospital Center where his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair, a hospital spokesman said. He is under police guard on a car theft charge.