The stabbing happened on the 2100 block of 14th Street NW about 3:15 a.m. Saturday. The area is just north of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW.
The victim was on a sidewalk in the area when a man came up to him, according to authorities. The new arrival asked for a cigarette and ordered the victim to hand over money.
The man who demanded the cash then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the abdomen. The victim soon after punched his attacker, who then stabbed the man in his right elbow.
The assailant fled soon after.
The victim survived the attack. But his condition after the assault wasn’t immediately clear.
Authorities haven’t released a description of the suspect.
A man with a cane used it as a weapon in a Park View robbery Friday night, too, police said.
The violent robbery occurred in the Dollar 1 at 3414 Georgia Ave. NW about 8 p.m.
The man pretended to buy a bottle of water to get a worker to open the cash register, according to authorities. Once the drawer opened, the man whacked the person behind the counter with his cane and grabbed some cash.
The man then fled.
Police are looking for:
B/M, 40 Yrs, 6’0′, dark complexion, dark complexion wearing a black hooded shirt and holding a silver cane.
According to authorities, other serious crimes that happened in the Borderstan coverage area since Friday include:
- An attempted robbery in which a would-be thief tried to rob two people and punched one of them on the 1800 block of 7th Street NW about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police have arrested someone in connection with the crime in Shaw. But the person’s identity wasn’t immediately clear.
- A violent robbery in which one person punched a man and another individual robbed him on the 2100 block of 10th Street NW about 4 a.m. Sunday. Police have arrested two people in connection with the crime near the U Street corridor. But their identities weren’t immediately clear.
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