WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Police in the District are investigating two separate stabbings that occurred a short distance from each other in the span of about 30 minutes. Both incidents occurred near the U.S. Capitol.

The first incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. A woman was found suffering from stab wounds and was subsequently taken to a hospital.

Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening according to the Washington Post.

The suspect in the case is described as a black male, roughly 5 feet 7 inches tall and 200 pounds. The man had a beard and dreadlocks and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black jeans and black shoes.

The second incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of H Street NW. Police initially responded to the report of an assault, but ultimately found the victim had been stabbed. The injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

No specifics were given regarding the victim or a suspect in the second case.

Authorities say there is no indication that the incidents were related.


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