Homicide detectives Thursday night were investigating the stabbing of a transgender woman in Northeast DC, according to police and media reports.
A message sent out to the Sixth District listserv Thursday stated:
The Sixth District is investigating a stabbing in the 4800 Block of East Capitol Street NE.
Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099 or text information to 50411.
Passersby flagged down a Metro Transit Police oficer who aided the victim. The officer, as well as arriving MPD officers, thought the victim was a woman.
[Dan Stessel with Metro Transit], quoting Metro Transit investigators, said the victim was placed on the operating table, and was discovered to be a man.
There is no motive for the stabbing at this time. The suspect is a black male in his 40’s with a black and white striped hat and a black coat.