A man who police believe had a gun threatened to shoot a woman if she didn’t give him her bag on the 1400 block of Corcoran Street NW about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to authorities.
But she wasn’t impressed.
“Then shoot me,” the woman said. “I’m not giving my purse.”
(Updated at 11:14 a.m. on Friday) An assailant slashed a man with a knife after an argument broke out in Logan Circle Thursday afternoon, police said.
The attack happened at Vermont Avenue and N Street NW at about 3:30 p.m yesterday. The victim was conscious after the assault.
Authorities haven’t released a description of a suspect.
Carl Shawen, a Pepco worker who witnessed the attack, said he saw two men arguing near the intersection.
According to the police report, the argument began when the suspect asked the victim for a cigarette. When the victim said he didn’t have any cigarettes, the suspect then pulled out a knife and slashed the victim on his left wrist.
Shawen said that after the attack, he saw the victim walk toward The Mondrian apartment building at 1200 N St. NW, where he was taken away in an ambulance. The other man wandered off toward the Luther Place Memorial Church at 1226 Vermont Ave. NW, added Shawen.
Police have not yet made any arrests related to the crime.
MPD is working a stabbing at Vermont Ave and N st NW, No look out pic.twitter.com/vlYEOKuDds
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) October 29, 2015
See photos from the car fire today on the 1400 block of P Street.
Around 3:20 pm today, November 27, the engine of a Chevy Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) burst into flames on the 1400 block of P Street NW. The front of the car was engulfed by fire, with a huge stream of dark smoke coming from the car. Fortunately, the husband and wife who were driving the car were able to quickly escape and avoid injury.
The car, a 1998 Chevy SUV was just installed with a newly rebuilt engine three weeks ago, according to the woman from the car. “We bought a warranty on the engine… thank goodness,” the woman said. She said she was able to grab her purse and i-Pad before exiting the car.
DC Fire and Police personnel arrived on the scene as the black flames of smoking were shooting from front of the car; the Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire before it could spread to the rear section of the car. Parts of the burning engine block had fallen onto the street. The incident occurred near Stoney’s Bar and Grill, and Bar 9 near the center of the block of 1400 P Street NW.