A man is seriously hurt after being stabbed on board a Metrobus on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C., officials say. The search for the attacker is ongoing.
The stabbing occurred on the 33 route at Wisconsin Avenue and Newark Street near the National Cathedral at about 3:20 p.m. Friday after the victim and suspect got into an altercation, Metro said.
Witnesses said the victim was stabbed in the neck. As of Saturday morning, they were in stable condition, WMATA said.
Passengers rushed off the bus, witnesses said.
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Metro Transit Police closed off the sidewalk, talked to potential witnesses and downloaded the bus’s camera to see if it had images of the suspect.
Police closed off the parking deck of the Giant at Cathedral Commons after a witness reported seeing a man rushing there just after the stabbing.
An officer took a battering ram into an adjoining residential building after a report the suspect may have been seen on the roof.
"The investigation is ongoing to identify the suspect and motive in the assault," Metro said in a brief statement.
No description of the suspect was immediately released.
A woman who said she got off the same bus a few stops earlier said a man onboard had behaved erratically and had spoken about committing acts of violence.
"He was a middle-aged guy ranting, and everybody thought he was just off,” she said.
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The attacker got off the bus after the stabbing, witnesses said.
Wisconsin Avenue was partially closed during the investigation.
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