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“Polk allegedly displayed a three-inch folding knife and verbally threatened the operator for not moving the train fast enough”

by Prince Of Petworth September 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm 11 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened a Green Line train operator with a knife this morning.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. today, Metro Transit Police officers responded to Anacostia Station after the operator of a southbound Green Line train reported that he had been threatened with a knife by a male patron, subsequently identified as Norman W. Polk.

Polk allegedly kicked and banged on the door leading to the train operator’s cab while the train was stopped servicing a station. When the operator opened the door to see what was going on, Polk allegedly displayed a three-inch folding knife and verbally threatened the operator for not moving the train fast enough. The operator secured the door and radioed for assistance.

Metro Transit Police responded, and the suspect was arrested on the platform at Anacostia Station without further incident. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The police activity resulted in Green Line delays of approximately 15 minutes during the morning rush hour, and two trains were single-tracked around the incident. There were no injuries.”

  • Truxton Thomas

    When keeping it real goes wrong.

  • ANC

    I can’t believe his plan didn’t work.

  • DCMau5

    so key take away here is not even a threat on metro personnel safety would persuade them to do their jobs

  • Intrigued

    I really hope that he is the same guy who stole a car from the set of Captain America in 2013. http://www.walb.com/story/22415944/man-arrested-for-stealing-car-from-set-of-captain-america

  • jsauri

    I don’t get impatient. I get stabby.

  • kallie

    A+ on the URL there.

  • Felony I

    Isn’t it disconcerting that the operator had to open the door to see what was going on? If I heard a ruckus outside my door, I’m not sure I would open it.

    • reality

      I thought that too, but maybe he thought there was an emergency and someone was trying to get his attention?

  • NA

    >The operator secured the door and radioed for assistance.

    It must be nice to have a locking door and phone reception in case of emergency on the metro. Must be REAL nice…

    • NA

      just for clarification, the popville forum ate my “sarcasm” and “well, almost” html closing tags, fwiw :)

  • Jerry Grundle

    This is what we all feel like doing from time to time. The difference is that this guy actually followed through.

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