A woman was attacked and stabbed multiple times on board a Metrobus early Tuesday morning.
The attack occurred about 2:20 a.m. in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Avenue Southeast on board a 93 bus bound for Congress Heights.
Police say that one woman was stabbed at least three times in the chest and her companion was hit in the head. The woman who was stabbed alerted the driver, who pulled over and called police.
Both women were taken to Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where the stabbing victim was reportedly in critical condition. The attacker fled the bus and was being sought with the help of surveillance video.
Police are seeking four persons of interest. Metro Transit Police detectives believe the men boarded the bus at 18th Street and Columbia Road in Northwest about 1:15 a.m. and one of them became involved in a verable argument that escalated to a physical altercation with the women after they boarded at Eighth and G streets in Southeast.
Police offered the following descriptions:
- Person of Interest 1: Black male, 19-22 years of age, 5'8"-5'10", 150-170 lbs, dark complexion, dark coat, dark jeans, ski mask covering lower part of his face
- Person of Interest 2: Black male, 19-22 years of age, 5'8"-5'10", 150-170 lbs, medium complexion, dreads, dark coat, dark jeans
- Person of Interest 3: Black male, 19-22 years of age, 5'8"-5"10", medium complexion, wearing a winter hat
- Person of Interest 4: Black male, 19-22 years of age, 6'1", 180-190lbs, medium complexion, light colored coat
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