The incident occurred on the 1700 block of Rhode Island Avenue NW about 4:15 a.m. Sunday. The block includes the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and various businesses.
The victim was in the area when his attacker hit him in the head with the ice scraper numerous times before fleeing, according to authorities.
The victim then called police, who arrived to investigate. After the cops came, the victim walked away and ran into his assailant.
“Tonight you are going to die,” the attacker told the victim, while flashing a handgun, according to authorities. The assailant then got in a car and drove away.
The victim then ran back to police, telling them what happened. Cops then stopped the suspect’s car and made an arrest soon after.
The identity of the individual arrested wasn’t immediately clear.
According to authorities, other crime in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday included:
- A bank robbery in the United Bank at 1667 K St. NW about 2 p.m. Friday. Police described the suspect as “a black male, late 40s to early 50s, 5’10 to 5’11” in height, medium complexion, and clean-shaven. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap with a logo, a navy blue sweatshirt, navy blue work pants, black Nike boots, and carrying a black plastic bag.”
- A robbery in which five thieves physically assaulted two men and robbed them of a cellphone and skateboard on the 1100 block of Irving Street NW about 7 p.m. Friday.
- A robbery in which three thieves punched and robbed four boys of their bicycles on the 1700 block of Columbia Road NW about 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police haven’t released any suspect information.
- A robbery in which a man threatened to shoot another man after he got off a bus near the Shaw-Howard University Metro station about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police described the suspect as an 18-to-19-year-old black man with a dark complexion, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, black shoes with red tongue, dark blue jeans and black sunglasses.