A man has died after being stabbed in the Petworth Public Library in D.C. Thursday night.
Around 7 p.m., a man seated at a computer in the neighborhood library was followed in by a man who assaulted him. He was stabbed in the neck and died on the scene, police said.
According to Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict, two people, known to the department as unhoused, were involved in an altercation with one fatally stabbing the other.
Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict provides an update to the stabbing that occurred in the 4200 block of Kansas Avenue, Northwest. pic.twitter.com/Qsb8sJE8pk
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Other people inside the library were able to restrain the suspect until the police arrived.
“They intervened,” Benedict said. “They stopped this individual from continuing his attack. They disarmed him. They held him until police arrived.”
The suspect is in custody and is expected to be charged.