Editor's Note (Oct. 12, 2019): The stabbing victim in this case has died. Read the latest here.
A 15-year-old stabbing victim walked up to a Metro station manager and collapsed inside the Capitol South station Friday, Metro Transit Police said.
The victim is in critical condition at a local hospital and underwent surgery Friday. D.C. police said he was not conscious and not breathing when authorities arrived at the station. Homicide detectives were called to the scene.
Police arrested a 15-year-old girl and charged her with assault with intent to kill.
Police said the stabbing took place aboard an Orange Line train.
Three Metro employees rushed to help the victim, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said. "Hat's off to them for trying to save this kid's life," he said.
The Capitol South station remained closed as the afternoon rush began but reopened before 5:30 p.m. Orange, Silver and Blue line trains bypassed the station during the investigation.
A number of young people have recently been victims of crimes in D.C.
A 15-year-old boy, Thomas Johnson, was shot and killed near Nationals Park on Wednesday. Someone who appears to be another young teen is the suspect in the killing, according to a suspect photo distributed by police.
Nine people age 17 or younger have been homicide victims in D.C. this year. Six other young people who were 18 or 19 also have been killed.
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