D.C. Fire Launches ‘High Angle Rescue’ from Navy Yard Crime Scene

by Andrew Ramonas March 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0

Emergency crews rescued someone from a building under construction in Navy Yard yesterday around the time an assailant at the site knocked a man down, according to authorities.

The attack and the “high angle rescue” happened at the site of the forthcoming F1RST mixed-use development at 1277 1st St. SE about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The area is just north of Nationals Park.

Neither a representative of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department nor the Metropolitan Police Department could confirm whether the person rescued was the victim of the assault.

The man who was assaulted was arguing with his assailant on a radio, police said. The attacker then came up to the victim and pushed him in the chest, causing him to fall down and hit his head.

Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.

At about the same time as the assault, firefighters used a crane to rescue somebody with serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the construction site, according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. That individual was taken to a local hospital for treatment.


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