The attack happened on the 1600 block of Swann Street NW about 12:30 a.m., police said. The block is in a residential area just east of the S Street Dog Park.
The victim was in the vicinity when two men came up to him from behind, according to authorities. They then pushed the man to the ground.
With Tasers drawn, the men held down the victim. But he was able to repel them. They then fled.
The man received minor injuries in the assault, which police initially classified as an attempted robbery. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the assailants tried to rob him during the attack.
Attempt Robbery at 0025 hrs in the 1600 b/o Swann street. LOF 2 B/M…6'0", thin build, black shirt, dark pants CALL 911 W/ EVENT # 201600271…
— dcalerts (@dcalerts) January 15, 2016
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