Thursday afternoon the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of a stabbing at the corner of First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE, near Union Station.
Metro, Amtrak and the Capitol Police participated in the investigation. Police said the victim was stabbed outside the station and went inside to seek assistance.
I cannot believe I witnessed blood on the ground from a stabbing at Union Station in Washington D.C. today. It’s one thing to hear about rising crime on the news, another thing to see it up close. Please stay safe out there https://t.co/oXkwpb78om pic.twitter.com/Yu0szKMSVP
— Jon Hartley 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@Jon_Hartley_) June 30, 2022
In a statement, MPD announced that the suspect was arrested at 2:20 p.m. and authorities reported that no active threat to the community remains. All road and other closures have been cleared outside Union Station and there has been no impact to Amtrak service.
Sarah Payne is a general assignment reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at [email protected]