DC man stabbed in Anacostia after intervening in an attack

A District man is recovering from a laceration wound to the neck after intervening in an attack in Anacostia on Friday night.

William Washington, 44, of Northeast D.C., said that an unknown suspect was attacking a woman in the 1600 block of W Street Southeast, at approximately 10:20 p.m., according to D.C. police.

When Washington attempted to intervene in the attack, he was stabbed by the suspect, police told WTOP.

Washington was transported to a hospital. No arrests have been made and the attack is under investigation, police said.

A map of the area is below.

WTOP’s Luke Garrett contributed to this report.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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