D.C. Detectives seeking assistance in identifying Suspect Armed with Knife

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, in the 1500 block of New York Avenue, Northeast. 

At approximately 3:23 pm, an employee approached the suspect, who was stealing merchandise from an establishment, at the listed location.  The suspect brandished a knife and attempted to assault the employee. The suspect then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the video below:

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

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