Stabbing A man who had been stabbed multiple times walked "a long distance" to the Jefferson Memorial in search of help last night as two busloads of tourists looked on, police said.

The man, believed to be in his thirties, was being treated for serious wounds at a hospital after being stabbed in the leg, throat and chest, said Lt. Art Jacobsen, a spokesman for U.S. Park Police. It was not clear where the man was when he was assaulted. After the attack, the man walked up to a Park Police officer on the south side of the memorial about 7:30 p.m.

The south grounds of the memorial were closed for several hours as police investigated and looked for a suspect, Jacobsen said. Police were using dogs to try to pinpoint the crime scene, but their efforts were being hindered by steady rain, he said.

The man told police he was visiting Washington and gave no fixed address, Jacobsen said.

Death Ruled Homicide A 54-year-old man's death last month has been ruled a homicide, D.C. police said yesterday.

The man, whose name was not disclosed because detectives have not been able to locate his relatives, was found injured about 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 1400 block of Irving Street NW, police said.

He died at Washington Hospital Center on Nov. 2, police said.

Teenager Killed An 18-year-old man was found slain in his home yesterday morning, and D.C. police arrested and charged his father in the killing, authorities said.

Donte Cook was found dead by a relative about 8:30 a.m. in his townhouse in the 1700 block of Bruce Place SE. An autopsy revealed that he had been fatally beaten, police said.

Police said they arrested Andre Cook, 57, on second-degree murder charges.

They said the father and son argued late Tuesday or early yesterday outside the townhouse. The father then struck his son on the head with a heavy flashlight and carried him into the house, police said.


Officer Reinstated A special prosecutor has decided to drop a criminal case against a Prince William County police officer who was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery last month, police said yesterday.

Sgt. Michael Blake, an eight-year veteran of the department, was reinstated yesterday, said 1st Sgt. Kim Chinn, a Prince William police spokeswoman.

In early October, he was charged after a domestic dispute with an adult relative at his home in the 1200 block of Dumfries Road in Manassas.

Police said that after prosecutors investigated, they found "insufficient" evidence.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.