A taxi driver was stabbed several times during an attempted robbery yesterday, police said, in the second stabbing involving a cabdriver in a week.
The driver in yesterday's incident was turning into a parking lot at 404 O St. NW shortly before 7 a.m. when his passenger pulled out a weapon and demanded money, police said.
The two struggled, and the driver was stabbed in the face, neck and left hand, police said. The cabdriver drove to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The driver was not identified because he is considered a witness.
The suspect was described as a black man with a slight mustache, about 19 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. He wore a blue-and-green coat, black-and-white striped cap and dark pants.
Last Wednesday, a cabdriver died after he was stabbed in an apparent robbery in the 1200 block of Pleasant Street SE. Police said two men are being sought in Larry Barnes's slaying. Investigators said they do not think the two attacks are linked.
Anyone with information is urged call the D.C. Crime Solvers Unit at 1-800-673-2777.