Man Threatened DC Victim After Saying He Didn't Like ‘Illegal Immigrants,' Victim Told Police

The man was threatened Tuesday night in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, he told police

Police have arrested a man who pulled a knife on another man in D.C. and told him that he did not like "illegal immigrants," police say.

The incident happened about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of Mount Pleasant Street NW. 

The victim told police that a man approached him and said that he did not like "illegal immigrants." The suspect then pulled out a knife and tried to cut the victim. 

The man left the area before police arrived. 

The victim was not injured.

Police later arrested the suspect, 56-year-old Jose Martinez, on Wednesday. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Martinez is from Northeast D.C., police said.

Tuesday's incident happened four miles away from where a school crossing guard was threatened and called anti-Hispanic slurs just a day earlier. 

The crossing guard told police he was working near Lafayette Elementary School in the Chevy Chase neighborhood when he was threatened by a driver who yelled racist slurs and said he would kill him.

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