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A woman was physically attacked on 2nd St. between T St and Seaton Place NE across the street from McKinley. The assault took place around 11:30 PM EST Saturday night, one block from the victims’ home. She was walking from T St towards Seaton when a group of girls came running from behind and forcefully pushed her to the ground.
Although they were girls, this was no child’s play. The group of around 7 girls pushed the victim down on the sidewalk, and repeatedly kicked and punched her in the face and body. There was no provocation prior to the incident whatsoever, no words were spoken, no name calling. They just came running full speed behind and pushed her down and started attacking. They did NOT ask for money, however, they did grab her cell phone after it fell out of her pocket during the assault. A police report has been filed.
Thankfully no life threatening injuries, but lots of bruises, cuts, scrapes, and a large knot on the head. She is very lucky…but the next person might not be. Several neighbors mentioned that a group of girls threw a very large rock at another neighbor on Seaton Place earlier that evening, and they also harassed several people walking their dogs (threatening to beat up the dog) on the corner of 3rd & T ST NE. If anyone has video they would be willing share or any additional info it would be appreciated!
I encourage anyone with any knowledge to contact Lieutenant Wright or Officer Thomas directly (202)698-0150. The more people that report, the more attention the police will give to the matter. Lieutenant Wright and the Sector Captain will be speaking at the Oct 2nd ECA Meeting (Eckington neighborhood association) about the assault, and what we can do as a community to help with this case and prevent in the future. It is Oct 2nd at The Summit on T Street. Between 7-8:15 PM.“