Victims Attacked by Brick In D.C. Hate Crime

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington D.C. Metro Police is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect involved in an assault that took place shortly after midnight this morning. This incident happened on the 900 block of 15th Street in Northwest D.C.

Police say, “At approximately 1:45 am, the suspect approached the victims at the listed location. The suspect brandished a knife and threatened one of the victims. The victims got into their vehicle and the suspect threw a brick through the window and fled the scene. Two of the victims were treated on the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.”

A nearby surveillance camera captured the suspect.  If you have any information about this incident, please call the police at 202-727-9099 or TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411. This incident remains under investigation.

Police also said, “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this offense as potentially being motivated by hate or bias. The designation can be changed at any point as an investigation proceeds and more information is gathered. A designation as a hate crime by MPD does not mean that prosecutors will prosecute it as a hate crime. The Special Liaison Branch is assisting with this investigation.”

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