One teenage boy was hit with a chain and another one almost was stabbed in a gang-related robbery about three blocks east of the Columbia Heights Metro station yesterday afternoon, police said.
The violent crime happened on the 3100 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 3:30 p.m.
The teens were in the area with their bicycles when two people came up to them, according to authorities. One of the individuals then whipped one of the boys with a chain before grabbing the victim’s bike. The attacker’s companion followed up by trying to stab the other teen with a knife before taking his bike.
(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) A woman was stabbed on Sherman Avenue this morning, police said.
The stabbing happened on the 2900 block of Sherman Avenue NW about 8:30 a.m. The area is about a block west of Howard University’s main campus.
Police arrested a man in connection with the stabbing. The victim was brought to a local hospital for treatment, according to authorities.
Further information on the stabbing wasn’t immediately available.
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An anticipated gastropub is finally opening near Columbia Heights.
The Hilltop Bar and Restaurant will open at 2737 Sherman Avenue NW in September, says the eatery’s Facebook page.
The bar will serve a menu of American food and German beer.
The eatery’s progress has previously been chronicled on D.C. blogs PoPville and New Columbia Heights.
Most recently, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved the eatery’s settlement agreement with ANC 1B last December.