10:45am “a male suspect approached her and struck her in the face with a brick.”

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From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 10:45am, First District members responded to the 8th and L Streets, Northeast, in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, the victim reported while walking, a male suspect approached her and struck her in the face with a brick. A non-involved witness observed the assault, chased after the suspect northbound on 8th Street, NE, then westbound on Florida Avenue, NE, and lost sight of the suspect in the area of 3rd and M Streets, Northeast. The victim sustained injuries to her face and was transported by DCFEMS to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, light complexion, 5’8, slim build, last seen wearing a gray sweat suit.

This case is being investigated by the First District Investigative Unit. 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 message 50411.”

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  • OMG how terrible!! So sorry for the victim! Prayers for your recovery- physical and emotional. Thanks to the bystander who chased!

  • Sad that the old advice about staying south of H Street still holds true.

  • Frustrated citizens just expressing themselves as they best know how…..

    • Because that’s exactly what “citizens” do when they’re frustrated. ::eye roll::
      Don’t whitewash criminal behavior.

  • I know of other incidents of attackers using bricks on H Street. Anyone know where these bricks are coming from?

    • Billions of years ago, the Earth was a molten rock…

    • The sidewalks. I watched one morning from the X2 as a guy pulled loose bricks from the sidewalk and threw them across the street at a group of people. I’m sure he wasn’t the first.

      • Please refer to rant and revel Popville post about a woman who tripped over loose bricks. Goodness, people actually pull bricks out?

    • Random bricks are everywhere, kind of like white vans. Now that you know, you will see them everywhere.

  • Ouch! that must have hurt, is my reaction to this.

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