UPDATED: Assailant Slashes Man With Knife in Logan Circle

by Borderstan.com October 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm 3 Comments

(Updated at 11:14 a.m. on Friday) An assailant slashed a man with a knife after an argument broke out in Logan Circle Thursday afternoon, police said.

The attack happened at Vermont Avenue and N Street NW at about 3:30 p.m yesterday. The victim was conscious after the assault.

Authorities haven’t released a description of a suspect.

Carl Shawen, a Pepco worker who witnessed the attack, said he saw two men arguing near the intersection.

According to the police report, the argument began when the suspect asked the victim for a cigarette. When the victim said he didn’t have any cigarettes, the suspect then pulled out a knife and slashed the victim on his left wrist.

Shawen said that after the attack, he saw the victim walk toward The Mondrian apartment building at 1200 N St. NW, where he was taken away in an ambulance. The other man wandered off toward the Luther Place Memorial Church at 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, added Shawen.

Police have not yet made any arrests related to the crime.

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