The stabbing occurred about 7:50 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of M Street SE and South Capitol Street. The two men got into an argument while both were panhandling and one man stabbed the other in the face.
This afternoon, police announced that the man who was stabbed, 54-year-old James Neal of Southwest, died at the hospital on Sunday.
About an hour after the stabbing, police arrested 35-year-old Daniel Scott of Southeast in connection with the assault. After Neal died in the hospital, Scott was charged with first degree murder while armed, according to a statement released by police today.