Police speak with person of interest in fatal Chinatown stabbing

D.C. police cars are seen in this February 2016 WTOP file photo. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

WASHINGTON — D.C. police said detectives have spoken to a person of interest in a fatal stabbing in the Chinatown neighborhood early Wednesday.

Police chief Peter Newsham said officers were responding to a report of a robbery in progress in the 600 block of 7th Street NW around 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a victim in the roadway suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim was taken a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Newsham said detectives with the homicide branch spoke with a person of interest in the case.

Police are not releasing the victim’s identity until they identify the next of kin.

A map of where the stabbing happened can be seen below.

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