Metro Transit Police seek public's help in identifying persons of interest
Individuals sought in connection with New Year's Day assault aboard Metrobus
Metro Transit Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying four "persons of interest" in an early morning New Year's Day assault aboard a Metrobus.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., Tuesday, January 1, MTPD officers responded to Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. and W Street SE for a report of an altercation aboard a 93-route Metrobus to Congress Heights Station. Upon arrival, officers found one adult female victim with stab wounds and a second adult female with blunt force injuries to her head and back. Both victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The assailants are believed to have fled northbound on MLK Ave.
Metro Transit Police detectives believe the men boarded the bus in the area of 18th and Columbia Road NW in Adams Morgan around 1:15 a.m. Once the bus arrived at 8th and G streets SE, two female passengers became involved in a verbal argument with one of the suspects. The argument escalated into a physical altercation between the suspects and the two female passengers.
Yesterday, Metro released descriptions of the four suspects:
Metro Transit Police continue to actively investigating this incident, including reviewing video evidence captured by the bus' onboard DVR cameras.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the persons of interest shown in this release should call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-2121.
News release issued at 3:54 pm, January 2, 2013.