Man Pulls Knife on Woman on X2 Bus

by Andrew Ramonas April 30, 2015 at 1:50 pm 0

X2 busA man flashed a knife at a woman on a bus traveling the X2 line last night, only hours after a juvenile hurled a rock through a window of another bus on the line.

Devon Jefferson, 40, threatened a woman and pointed a small knife at her during an argument as the bus drove along the H Street corridor, police said. Metro Transit police arrested Jefferson on the 1000 block of H Street NE at 7:30 p.m. It wasn’t immediately clear if the pair knew each other.

Information on Jefferson’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

The incident occurred the same day a bus on the X2 line was damaged on the 1900 block of Benning Road NE. Three juveniles exited the bus and then one member of the group threw a rock at the bus’s back door, shattering one of the glass panels just before 9 a.m., Metro spokesman Mike Tolbert said. No one was injured.

Police quickly spotted and stopped the juveniles, the spokesman said. They may be charged after authorities review surveillance video footage.

Last month, someone reportedly threw a brick through the windshield of a bus on the X2 line at the same location, injuring two people. There’s no indication the two instances of property damage are related, Tolbert said.

X2 riders have expressed frustration with the line, telling WMATA officials about delayed service, disruptive passengers and impolite drivers at at a community meeting in March.


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