Heads Up – Gallery Place Metro’s 7th and H St Entrance is Closed for Police Investigation

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm 11 Comments


Thanks to a reader for sending around 1pm:

“What is going on, street shut down, cops, police tape?”

Metro reports:

“Gallery Place’s 7th & H Street entrance is closed due to a police investigation. The 7th & F St. and 9th & G St. entrances remain open.”

Updates when/if more is known.

Update from MPD:

“At approximately noon today in the 700 block of 7th Street, NW we had an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon that occurred. An adult male suffered a stab wound to the arm by the hands of two others who all knew each other. Both suspects were immediately apprehended and identified as those involved that led to his injury and arrested.

This offense occurred in Patrol Service Area 102 and is currently being investigated by members of the First Police District Detectives Office and should you have witnessed this stabbing or have knowledge of it, we urge you to contact the departments Command Information Center immediately on 202-727-9099 and reference CCN# 16-160-991.”

  • anoNE

    Follow here: https://twitter.com/realmreynolds/status/778989779107123200
    Gruesome. Police also say an arrest was made.

    • JS

      I went through here around 12:30 and the police were searching someone in cuffs, right by the Metro escalators.

      • Ally

        I went through here too. Seems like they were talking to a few people and searching several. Glad to hear they got the suspects (and hope the victim will be okay!)

  • jaseguy30

    The amount of loitering at the H St entrance to Gallery Place metro is absolutely ridiculous. It’s difficult to even get to the escalator.

    • oh2dc

      Yeah. I avoid this entrance/exit (and Chinatown) whenever possible.

    • Anon

      There are several bus stops for major bus lines nearby, which greatly contributes to the number of people standing around.

  • MR

    Victim was alive and had his eyes open as they loaded him onto the stretcher, but there was a ton of blood all over the street and sidewalk. Based on the blood, this happened right in the middle of the street. I believe the man may have been on a bike when it happened.

    It was really disturbing and I hope the guy makes it. One interesting thing I noticed was that one of the first responders, a patrolman, stopped what he was doing in the middle of securing the location and took out his M16 machine gun from his vehicle. After placing the sling of the M16 around his neck, he went back to putting up crime scene tape and getting pedestrians out of the way. It was just a strange thing to do in the middle of trying to keep the crowd back and get the victim medical help.

    • Digital6

      Cops — military as well — are drilled to never leave a weapon unattended. Secure the weapon so no one else can take it. Optics of it might look odd, but it actually makes a lot of sense: don’t want to leave any kind of firearm unattended.

      • womp

        this makes sense; thanks for the explanation!

      • Anonymous

        It doesn’t really make any sense. DC cops keep their high powered firearms in the locked trunk of the car; they are actually attached to the inside of the trunk hood. No one was getting that gun.

    • sad

      Given the recent terrorist attacks, including stabbings, I don’t think it’s irrational to grab your weapon in case something bigger is afoot. It sucks to live in a society where this is the case, but I can’t fault the guy.


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