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Juvenile arrested in stabbing at Metro Center

A 15-year-old juvenile was charged Monday for involvement in a stabbing that occurred Sunday evening at the Metro Center stop, transit officials said.

The juvenile’s name was not released by Metro officials.

He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon, according to Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel. The case is under investigation and the juvenile is being held in the custody of D.C. Youth Services, he said.

According to Metro Transit Police officials, the juvenile stabbed a 14-year-old shortly before 6 p.m. during an altercation on a platform at the station.

Stessel said Monday the two were involved in a “long-standing squabble.”

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital, according to Stessel.

Metro has had problems in the past of youth getting into fights on trains and at stations. Crime on Metro’s system was reported as being down for December 2011 compared to December 2010. The number of incidents involving aggravated assault, arson, burglary, rape and robbery were down to 1,898 from 2,270.

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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