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Metro Transit Police Officer Shoots Man After Stabbing at Anacostia Station

Stabbing stemmed from fight on a bus

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A Metro Transit Police officer shot a man at the Anacostia station Thursday, according to Metro and law enforcement sources.

About 4:30 p.m., a fight on a DC Circulator bus between two men in their early 20s spilled onto the street, D.C. police said. One of the men pulled out a knife and began stabbing the other.

Witnesses flagged down Metro Transit Police patrolling the area, D.C. police said.

One Metro Transit Police officer asked the suspect to drop the knife, but he didn't comply, police said.

The officer fired one shot, wounding the suspect, D.C. police said.

Both wounded men were transported to a hospital in critical condition, D.C. police said. They're now considered stable at the hospital.

There was no disruption of train service.

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