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

by Prince Of Petworth July 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm 13 Comments

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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.”

  • Lisa

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

  • Anonymous

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

    • anon9

      Correct. PCP isn’t allowed south of H street.

    • reality

      Eh, it’s hit and miss. Around Union Market and the west-side of Gallaudet University is fine… Trinidad is still not ok.

  • Trinidaddy

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

    • Anonymous

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

      • textdoc

        I could be wrong, but I thought Trinidaddy was being sarcastic.

  • Billy

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

    • anon9

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

    • Longfellow

      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.

      • NC_DC

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

    • TJ

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

  • anon

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

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