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“This morning [Tuesday] at approximately 10:20 AM an adult male subject pulled a knife and without provocation, stabbed two adults males both requiring hospitalization. Afterwards, the suspect walked away and was still armed until stopped by responding First Police District Officers in the 200 block of 5th Street, SE and held for identification purposes.
Our first stabbing victim was attacked without warning and stabbed twice. This victim was transported to a local area hospital by DCFEMS, conscious and breathing for treatment.
Our second stabbing victim just happened to be walking towards the suspect on the sidewalk in the 400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE when he was also attacked without warning and stabbed in the left chest area. This victim was transported to a local area hospital by DCFEMS, conscious and breathing for treatment. Both victims are expected to make a full recovery.
The adult male suspect stopped by our officers was positively identified and arrested. The weapon used was also recovered.
This was unprovoked attack on two innocent individuals in our community with law enforcement officers from the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Capital Police in this immediate area.
The First Police District Command Staff, under the leadership of Commander Kane, would like to recognize the swift actions of our officers and officials from the First Police District that effected this arrest without incident and without a use of force and those that provided immediate medical assistance to and comforted the victims.
We would also like the recognize the assistance we received from members of the United States Capital Police who arrived quickly on this chaotic scene and assisted with securing evidence, maintaining a crime scene and canvassing for witnesses and CCTV Cameras along with us.”
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Detectives Office announced an arrest in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
At approximately 10:19 am, the suspect walked up to an adult male in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast and stabbed him in the neck and hand. The suspect then walked up to another adult male, in the same block, and stabbed him in the chest. The suspect fled the scene but was quickly apprehended by officers in the 200 block of 5th Street, Southeast. A knife was recovered from the suspect.
Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 39-year-old Jerome Swinson, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).”