The crime occurred on the 1300 block of H Street NE around 6:45 p.m. yesterday.
The incident started when after a man saw a group of kids “tampering” with bikes on the sidewalk, a police report said. When the man approached the kids and told them he wasn’t leaving until the police arrived, one of the kids produced a box cutter, prompting the man to pull out a pocket knife. The man was able to flag down several passing police officers before a fight broke out, however.
The officers arrested the kid with the box cutter and nobody was injured during the standoff, police said.
Additionally, someone broke into a school for children with disabilities in Columbia Heights yesterday, police said.
A burglar threw a rock through a window at the Easter Seals Child Development Center (2800 13th St. NW) and entered the building around 4:30 a.m. yesterday, according to authorities.
Once inside, the burglar broke a lock on an office cabinet and rummaged through it. The burglar did not take anything from the cabinet before leaving, police said.
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