Overnight Stabbing Near Friendship Heights Metro Station

An adult male was found with a stab wound to his chest, police say

By Tracee Wilkins and Natalie Lopez
|  Thursday, May 24, 2012  |  Updated 4:37 PM EDT
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A man was stabbed overnight near the DC line in Montgomery County. News4's Tracee Wilkins has more.

Tracee Wilkins

A man was stabbed overnight near the DC line in Montgomery County. News4's Tracee Wilkins has more.

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A man was stabbed near the D.C. line in Montgomery County, Md., overnight, and police believe they’ve arrested the man responsible.

Authorities responded to a report of an injured person near the Friendship Heights Metro station about 2:50 a.m. Thursday. They found a 24-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest. He described his attacker as a homeless man he knew, officials said.

According to police, a witness at the scene told authorities that the culprit appeared to be acting in self-defense when he stabbed the victim.

A witness described the attacker, and D.C. police arrested 53-year-old Phillip Enyeazyi near Wisconsin Avenue and Van Ness Street in Northwest.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of the stab wound and a collapsed lung. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

District police said Enyeazyi is being charged with being a fugitive from justice for now, and Montgomery County police will pick up the case from here.

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