For immediate release: December 19, 2016

Using video footage, Transit Police make quick arrest of stabbing suspect

Metro Transit Police have arrested a suspect following a stabbing outside the entrance of Dunn Loring Metrorail Station this morning. The quick arrest was made possible with a coordinated police response that included a rapid identification of the suspect and his path of travel using video footage from Metro's Security Operations Control Center.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Metro Transit Police and Fairfax County Police responded to Dunn Loring Station for a reported fight in progress. Upon arrival, police and medics found an adult male victim. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. However, technicians in Metro's Security Operations Control Center were able to broadcast a photo of the suspect to officers in the field, and also determine that the suspect had boarded a specific car of an Orange Line train headed in the direction of New Carrollton.

The train was intercepted by Transit Police at Rosslyn and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A knife was recovered on the suspect.

The suspect was in possession of multiple fake IDs. As a result, his name has not been confirmed. However, he is an adult male, apparently of no fixed address, and believed to be in his mid-40s. MTPD detectives are working to positively identify the suspect at this time.

A motive for the altercation has not yet been established.