A 40-year-old District man was sentenced last Wednesday in two robberies, one of which led to a stabbing at a Hill Metro Station this summer.
Christopher Wade, 40, of Washington, DC was sentenced on Oct. 11 to 84 months in prison for stabbing a woman as she descended into the Potomac Avenue Metro Station. He was also sentence in the robbery of a different woman at knifepoint in Eastern Market Metro Station.
According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) just after 10 p.m. on June 25, 2023, Wade saw a woman descending alone, into the Eastern Market Metro Station. He waited for her at the bottom of the escalator, pushed her into a wall, and demanded her property while wielding a knife. Wade then fled the Metro after stealing her phone and other property.
Five days later, just before noon on June 30, Wade walked into the Potomac Avenue Metro Station. USAO said evidence showed that a woman stood on the escalator, alone. Wade approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck and demanded her property.
He then pushed the victim down to the stairs of the escalator and stabbed her in the arm before fleeing up the escalator and out of the Metro. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Metropolitan Transit Police Department (MTPD) Officers made the arrest after spotting the suspect Friday evening near 16th and U Streets SE.
Representatives from USAO, which prosecuted the case, said Wade pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in August of 2023. The counts were assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of robbery.