2 stabbed on Red Line platform in DC

Two people are in the hospital after a stabbing at Metro’s Metro Center station in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Anna-Lysa Gayle)

Two people are in the hospital after a stabbing Tuesday afternoon at Metro’s Metro Center station in downtown D.C.

Metro Transit police say it happened just before 3:30 p.m. on the station’s Red Line platform.

“The incident occurred after an apparent verbal confrontation between the victims and the suspect on the platform,” according to a statement from WMATA.

The attack, police said, left a male victim unconscious and not breathing. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A woman also suffered a non-life-threatening wound. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later released.



Police are still searching for a suspect.

For a time, the attack forced Glenmont-bound Red Line trains to bypass Metro Center during the investigation.

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP and a graduate of the University of Maryland. She enjoys covering the intersection of arts, culture and social justice in local communities. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow WTOP on Twitter and Instagram to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2022 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up