Man received stitches after stabbing at Metro station

WASHINGTON – Metro says a man stabbed while exiting the Georgia Avenue/Petworth station Sunday suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the victim was approached by another man at about 4:15 p.m. after passing through the fare gate at the station in Northwest. The suspect then stabbed the man in the neck area.

The man was taken to an area hospital as a Priority 1 transport, but Metro spokeswoman Angela Gates says he received stitches and was released.

Metro Transit Police are investigating the incident. Police do not have any suspects in custody.

The Georgia Avenue/Petworth station services the Yellow and Green lines.

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