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Metro officials: Officer shoots man after Southeast stabbing

A Metro Transit Police officer shot and wounded a man who transit officials said was armed with a knife and stabbed a person during a fight on the platform of the Anacostia station Thursday night, according to a Metro spokeswoman.

The shooting happened after the officer responded to the report of “a fight and stabbing in progress” at the Southeast Washington station about 8:40 p.m., Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly said in a statement. According to preliminary reports from transit police, the officer fired when a man armed with a knife came at the officer, Ly said.

The stabbing victim, who was described only as a male by transit police, and the man shot by the officer were taken to the hospital with critical injuries, Ly said. A D.C. fire spokesman said medics transported two men to the hospital with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.

On Friday, transit police said they charged Darryl Jones, 48, of District Heights, Md., with assault with intent to kill while armed and assault on a police officer. Police said Jones was shot once by the transit officer and remains hospitalized.

Jones did not make his initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday. It could not be determined if he has an attorney.

The transit officer was put on administrative leave, as is routine. D.C. police are investigating the shooting by the officer. Representatives from that department did not comment on the case on Friday.

Unlike D.C. police, transit officers are not equipped with body cameras. Metro Transit Police did not identify the officer who fired.