DC police investigate possible hate crime in NW

D.C. police are investigating an incident from last week that they suspect may have been a hate crime.

The police said a man approached three people in the predawn hours of Thursday at 14th and K streets in Northwest, between Franklin Park and McPherson Square, and tried to talk with them. When the trio ignored him and walked on, police said, the man shouted a slur against Asians at them and told them, “Go back to your country.”

When the three went around the corner to 15th Street, the suspect ran up to them with a knife and threatened to stab one of them, the police said; when they drove away, he allegedly threw a brick through the driver’s-side window.

Two of the people suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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