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.