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Two stabbed in Bloomingdale robbery

Two men were stabbed early Sunday morning during a street robbery in D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, police said.

A group of five was approached by three men; one suspect wielded a knife, another had a pole, said Officer Anthony Clay, a police spokesman.

One victim was stabbed in the chest, neck and back, while another was stabbed in the wrist. The others were punched. The injuries do not appear life-threatening, Clay said.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. in the 100 block of V Street NW, in a residential neighborhood of rowhouses east of Howard University.

The three suspects are black males, Clay said. The knife-wielding man is described as 5-foot-7 and about 140 pounds, wearing dark pants. The man with a pole is said to be 5-foot-8, about 140 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police reported seven other violent incidents Saturday night and Sunday morning, including a stabbing in the 1800 block of Independence Avenue SE, near RFK Stadium, and a gun robbery in the 1900 block of Calvert Street NW, near the Adams Morgan nightlife district.

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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