Dispatchers: Metro station manager stabbed ‘irate’ man with pocket knife in self-defense

Listen: Friendship Heights Metro stabbing dispatch (Courtesy NBC Washington )

WASHINGTON — Metro and D.C. police are investigating what happened moments before a Metro manager stabbed a man trying to force his way into the kiosk at the Friendship Heights station.

Just after midnight Tuesday, dispatchers alerted responding officers on what happened moments earlier at the Friendship Heights Metro station.

In audio obtained by NBC Washington, dispatchers are heard saying a man was trying to force his way into the manager’s kiosk when a struggle began.

“He’s very irate. She’s not familiar with him. He’s very irate and she had to defend herself,” the dispatcher said.

The employee stabbed 28-year-old Jeremy Bond of Rockville, Maryland, in the chest, according to a D.C. police report.

“She stabbed him with a pocket knife,” the dispatcher said.

Bond later died from his injuries.

Chief Peter Newsham said after the incident that the employee is working with investigators and appears to have a valid claim of self-defense.

Metro is looking into whether the employee broke policy in having the knife on her.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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