An “explosive device” erupted inside a Columbia Heights Subway last night, injuring two people and causing “significant damage” to the restaurant, police said.
The incident, which police classified as an assault with a dangerous weapon, happened in the Subway at 3306 14th St. NW about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. D.C. Fire and EMS officials believe the explosive was a cherry bomb, agency spokesman Doug Buchanan said.
The two victims were sitting in the eatery when someone threw the device near them, according to a police report. It then went off, giving the victims “several injuries” and leaving the restaurant with at least $5,000 in damage, the report said.
At least one person was hospitalized, Buchanan said.
Police haven’t released a description of the suspect.
When a Borderstan reporter visited the eatery this afternoon, a sign taped to the front door said:
“Due to [an] act of Vandalism, We will be opening late today. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
A Subway representative inside the restaurant declined to comment.