“The suspect wrapped a bike chain around the complainants neck and began to choke him”

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From MPD:

“On March 27 during the evening hours, a suspect and complainant were engaged in a verbal argument. The suspect wrapped a bike chain around the complainants neck and began to choke him. MPD members were patrolling in the area and were able to stop the assault with no incident. The suspect was placed under arrest. [The event occurred on the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE.]

Thanks to their vigilant patrolling, MPD members were able to detain a serious offense and arrest the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • Wait, you mean police can stop a crime in progress just by patrolling an area before the crime begins?? Does the rest of MPD know this?

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