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Man Allegedly Strikes Man With Metal Pipe Near Shaw

by Tim Regan July 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments

1000 P Street NW, photo via Street View

(Updated at 4:26 p.m.; the incident happened close to the Shaw/Logan Circle border and the article was changed to reflect that.)

A man struck another man with a metal pipe and was then arrested near the border of Shaw and Logan Circle yesterday, say D.C. Police.

Justin Johnson, 29, is suspected of approaching a man and hitting him in the arm with a metal pipe on the 1000 block of P Street NW around 2:18 p.m. yesterday.

Johnson was arrested at the scene, say authorities. Police did not know if the victim was transported from the scene to a hospital.

A D.C. Fire and EMS representative was not immediately available for comment.

Information on the suspect’s lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Photo via Google Street View

  • Gus Polinski

    How did police not know if the victim was transported to the hospital?

    • Tim Regan

      Hi Gus. Police sometimes don’t know if a victim is transported to the hospital because that’s generally the job of D.C. Fire and EMS. As luck would have it, the Fire and EMS spokesperson was not available when I called earlier.

      I’ll add that to the story for transparency’s sake.

      • Gus Polinski

        Thanks for the reply!

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