MTPD releases Photos of Person of Interest in Monday’s Attempted Metro Mugging and Stabbing at U Street

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2016 at 9:12 am 7 Comments


From MPD:

“Please see the attached flyer from the Metro Transit Police Department regarding and Assault with Intent to Rob incident that occurred aboard a southbound Green Line train between Georgia Ave-Petworth and U Street stations on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 7:30 p.m.”

  • textdoc

    Ugh. I saw a guy who looked like photo #3 (wearing a ski mask) standing near the fare machines (facing exiting customers) at Georgia Ave.-Petworth when I exited on Wednesday around 6:45 p.m. It wasn’t cold enough to warrant a ski mask, especially INSIDE the station so I figured the guy was up to no good.

    • mcd

      I would text this to the tip line. Who knows- time frame info like that might be helpful.

      • textdoc

        Thanks for the idea — I’ll do that.
        I probably ought to have texted it in at the time, but I was preoccupied with looking back to see if the guy had followed anyone to the escalator and had forgotten that this would be MTPD (which allows you to text this sort of thing) and not MPD (which wants you to call 911 instead).

      • Anonymous

        Not surprised he was at the Petworth Metro Station. This area (inside and out) is a hive of illegal activity. Why don’t the metro police do anything? When I spoke to MPD, they also blamed the Metro Police. Meanwhile, is a hub of crime.

  • Anonymous

    So I went back and looked at the WaPo story on this. The victim was cut on the ear after refusing to hand over his stuff. He got off the train and exited the station without reporting it. Someone find out about the incident and called the police.
    I can kind of see someone not reporting a phone grab or theft of other personal property. But not reporting getting cut with a knife?

    • Possibly a bad experience with the police in the past, or had something on him such that he didn’t want to be talking to police.

    • navyard

      maybe he wasnt aware he was cut. remember the cyclist that was stabbed last year? He didn’t realize he was stabbed for a few blocks. Thought he was just punched, if memory serves.


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