DC police investigate possible hate crime, suspect arrested

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A possible hate crime is under investigation in the West End area of Northwest D.C.

Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, 33-year-old Nehemiah Taylor, of Miami, and another person were involved in an argument on 19th Street Northwest at the intersection of L Street, near Dupont Circle, according to D.C. police.

During the argument, Taylor reportedly threatened the victim, hit him with a bicycle and shouted homophobic slurs, police said.

Taylor was arrested shortly afterward and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred: 

Zeke Hartner

Zeke Hartner is a digital writer/editor who has been with WTOP since 2017. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Political Science program and an avid news junkie.

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