(Updated at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday) A man was reportedly slashed on the ear during an attempted robbery near the U Street Metro station earlier this evening, according to D.C. Police and The Washington Post.
A concerned local emailed the Third District listserv to ask about seeing police tape, “a pile of bloody clothes” and police officers near the Metro station at 9:15 p.m.
“Metro Transit Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred at the station,” replied Third District Commander Jeffrey Carroll.
Authorities later emailed the listserv and said “Metro Transit Police report that the victim sustained a non-life threatening laceration to the ear.”
According to the Post, the victim of the crime was attempting to sleep when a robber “demanded his ‘stuff’.” When the man refused to hand over his possessions, the robber cut the man’s ear.
The victim was treated at a local hospital, said authorities.