Suspect stabs man, throws bike in front of train at Metro Center station

Police said a man repeatedly stabbed another man at a D.C. Metrorail station platform before throwing a bicycle on the tracks, which led to delays for Monday afternoon riders.

It happened at the Metro Center station. Officers arrived at the station around 12:40 p.m. for the report of a stabbing, a Metro spokesperson told WTOP.

A preliminary investigation found that the suspect had been engaged in an altercation with another man, when the suspect started stabbing the other person.

After that, the suspect threw a bike onto the tracks, where it made contact with a train, the spokesperson said.

The victim was hospitalized with injuries that are critical but not considered life-threatening at this time, according to the transit agency. The suspect has been detained but his identity is unknown at this time.

Trains were single-tracking between Judiciary Square and Farragut North stations following the incident, while authorities investigated and crews worked to remove the bike from under the train.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the agency said Red Line service at Metro Center station had returned to normal operations.

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Kate Corliss

Kate Corliss is a Digital Writer/Editor for She is a senior studying journalism at American University and serves as the Campus Life Editor for the student newspaper, The Eagle.

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