Cyclist Stabbed by Youth Off Barracks Row

by Andrea Swalec January 14, 2015 at 9:10 am 3,763 10 Comments

Police car light(Updated at 10 a.m.) A man riding his bike on the 700 block of 7th Street SE was stabbed by a boy yesterday afternoon.

Police said the man was biking about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, a block west of Rose’s Luxury and the Barracks Row commercial strip. A juvenile he did not know approached him, stabbed him in the chest and then fled north on 8th Street SE — toward the Eastern Market Metro station — with a group of youth, police said.

The boy did not try to steal anything from the victim during the unprovoked attack, First District Commander Jeff Brown said.

The victim received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Brown described the suspect as a black male who was wearing a red jacket and black pants at the time of the crime. The First District Detectives Unit is investigating.


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