The attempted stabbing happened at 1815 Adams Mills Road NW about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. But the incident didn’t involve an employee of Southern Hospitality, which rents space at that address, restaurant owner Anthony Lupo said. Rather, a contractor working on the Adams Mill building was caught in the dispute, he said.
The worker was inside when a man came in through the back door, according to authorities. The man then flashed a knife, saying he would kill the worker.
He noted soon after that he was upset that someone else was hired for the job instead of him and blamed the man he threatened to kill, according to police.
The man with the knife then tried to stab the worker several times. But the worker was able to deflect him with a mop strainer. The man eventually fled.
The worker reported no injuries, police said.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspect.
Police this week also announced they are searching for two men wanted in burglaries in Dupont Circle this month and in December.
Authorities today released footage of two women wanted in a theft in Dupont Circle this month, too.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
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