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Person stabbed on Green Line train in DC

The suspect in a stabbing aboard a Green Line Metro train Friday afternoon. (Courtesy Metro Transit Police)

WASHINGTON – A person was stabbed on a Green Line train heading toward Branch Avenue at the Navy Yard station just before 1 p.m. Friday.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said a person was being taken to a hospital from the station in what initially appeared to be critical condition.

Trains were suspended through the Navy Yard station for a brief time. They bypassed the station for about 45 minutes after that, then single-tracked for more than an hour before regular service was restored at about 3:45.

Metro Transit Police released a picture of the suspect. They said he may have cut himself during the incident, and advised people not to do anything other than call 911 if they see him.

The transit police preliminarily identified the victim as a man. They think the suspect and victim knew each other, and that the suspect left the station from the New Jersey Avenue exit and ran east toward the CVS.


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