Man Cut in Attack on Metro Train Near U Street Station

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A man sleeping on a Metro train near the U Street station was cut Tuesday night by a man who tried to rob him, Metro says.

The Metro rider was nodding off on a southbound Yellow Line train headed from the Petworth-Georgia Avenue station when a man approached him about 7:40 p.m., a Metro representative said.

"Give me your stuff," he said.

The rider refused, and struggled with the attacker, Metro said. The victim received a cut to the ear. He fled the train bleeding and called for help. The victim was taken to a hospital for an unrelated medical condition.

Information on whether the suspect fled the train or continued to ride was not immediately available. No suspect information was immediately available.

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