Man Pulls Knife on Southwest Restaurant Staff

Crime Blotter: March 6th


A customer refused to pay his bill and then pulled a knife on the staff who confronted him about it Thursday evening, police said.

The man was inside a restaurant on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW, near Waterfront Metro Station, early the evening of March 5. After he left without paying, staff pursued him to the 1300 block of Fourth Street SW, where he pulled a knife and headed for staff ‘in a menacing manner’, police said.

The victims fled, and no-one was injured. The suspect was arrested shortly afterward.

Anyone who has knowledge of these incidents or applicable video should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 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.

In Other News

At 2:47 a.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 1100 block of South Capitol Street SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 6 a.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 200 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Speeding (30 mph or Over).

At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 9:35 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of H Street NE on charges of Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol

At 10:07 p.m. there was an attempt to commit robbery on the 2000 block of M Street NE.

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 March 6th, 2020 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.