Crime Roundup: Man Robbed by Gun-Wielding Thieves Near Nationals Park
A man was hit with a handgun and robbed near Nationals Park just before 6 p.m. yesterday.
The man was walking on the unit block of P Street SW around 5:45 p.m. when he was robbed by two men, according to police. The attackers hit the man in the head with a gun before taking his cell phone, jacket and shoes, Metropolitan Police Department 1st District Lieutenant Crystal Beslow said in an email.
There was another gun-related incident last night on the other side of Capitol Hill near the Stadium-Armory Metro Station.
A resident on the 1700 block of Bay Street SE saw a man loading aluminum and copper into a pickup truck in the alley behind the houses on that block, police said. Once he was spotted, the man got into his pickup truck and began to leave. Before leaving, he got back out of the truck and pointed a gun at the resident Without firing any shots, the man got back into his truck and left.
Earlier today, police responded to a call about a stabbing near the intersection of M Street NE and Florida Avenue NE.
About 8 a.m., two men got into a fight in front of a house on the 600 block of M Street NE. One of the men was hospitalized with facial injuries, police said. Police said the man who was hospitalized stabbed the other man at one point, but the other man had fled by the time police arrived.
MPD 1st District commander Mark Beach said in an email that the two fighters knew each other and that neither of them live in the neighborhood.
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