US Capitol Metro Station Shut Down, Stabbing Reported


Police responded Friday afternoon to reports of a stabbing at a Metro station less than a mile away from the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Police confirmed to Politico’s Jake Sherman that a person was found stabbed at the Capitol South Metro Station, which is just a few blocks away from the Capitol.

“This is the Metro station that most House employees use,” Sherman tweeted.

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“Capitol South Metro Station next to the US Capitol is closed off with paramedics and police everywhere,” Aaron Fritschner, a staffer for Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer, tweeted.

“Saw someone come out on a stretcher with lots of people around them, iv drip, looked bad. Big police presence including plainclothes detectives,” he added.

Several area police agencies confirmed on Twitter that there had been a stabbing.

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The victim was a teenage male, WRC-TV reported, and police were looking for a 14-year-old female suspect.

“The victim’s condition was not immediately available from officials, but D.C. Police said he was not conscious and not breathing,” the outlet reported.

One reporter posted photos he had taken in the aftermath of the scene.

“Scene at stabbing incident at Capitol South Metro station,” Roll Call’s Chris Marquette tweeted.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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