Police Investigate Nunchucks Assault in Northeast

Crime Blotter: June 14


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District Officers are investigating an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon that occurred in the courtyard of 1507 Benning Road, NE at approximately 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, June 14.

In the course of an argument about some possessions, the suspect produced a set of nunchucks and used them to attack the victim. Nunchucks, or nunchaku (shown below), are a traditional martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope.

A suspect used nunchucks, a variety of which are shown here, in an assault early Thursday morning. Image: MPD Fifth District List Serv

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should please contact the First District Detectives Unit at 202-299-2025, or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

Crime Solvers of Washington DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Police Investigate Shooting in Northeast

On Thursday at around 8:40 p.m., Fifth District officers responded to a call reporting a shooting in the 1300 block of Downing Place NE. Arriving there, officers found an adult man who had been shot in the chest. He was conscious and breathing and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

This offense is currently being investigated by MPD Fifth District. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 4:37 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on C Street NE on charges of Having Dogs Unleashed.

At 12:28 p.m. Thursday, a car was stolen from a parking lot on the 200 block of 20th Street NE.

At 9:04 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of Second Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 9:25 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Simple Assault.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 15th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.