WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Four men are wanted as suspects in the stabbing and beating of two women on a Metrobus in Southeast on New Year’s Day.
D.C. police say a Metrobus driver was traveling toward Congress Heights when he overheard an argument and stopped the bus at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and W Street around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The driver says a woman then came running to the front of the bus with stab wounds to her chest, shoulder and leg, according to police.
Another woman attempted to intervene during the argument and suffered bruising from being struck in the head and back, said a Metro spokesman.
When emergency responders arrived on the scene and determined one of the female victims had been stabbed. Both victims were taken to a local hospital.
Witnesses said one male suspect fled the scene on foot.
Police believe the suspects first boarded the bus in the area of 18th and Columbia Road NW in Adams Morgan.
Surveillance video corroborates two female passengers boarding the Metrobus at 8th and G Streets in Southeast, and then becoming involved in a verbal dispute with one of the suspects.
The dispute quickly escalated into a physical altercation between the suspects and the two women, resulting in their stabbing and beating wounds.
The suspects are described by police as:
- Black male, 19-22 years old, 5’8″-5’10″, 150-170lbs, dark complexion, wearing a dark coat, dark jeans, ski mask covering lower part of his face.
- Black male, 19-22 years old, 5’8″-5’10″, 150-170lbs, medium complexion, dreads, wearing a dark coat, dark jeans.
- Black male, 19-22 years old, 5’8″-5″10″, medium complexion, wearing a winter hat.
- Black male, 19-22 years old, 6’1″, 180-190lbs, medium complexion, wearing a light colored coat.
Anyone with information that can assist police with the investigation is asked to call (202) 962-2121.