Woman in Custody After Chinatown Stabbing

A woman is in police custody after a stabbing incident outside a bank in Chinatown, and police can thank some quick-thinking witnesses who helped them apprehend the suspect.

Police said the incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. near the TD Bank at the corner of 7th and I streets NW. The initial investigation showed that two women got into an altercation after one of them left a bank, and that one of the women pulled out a knife and stabbed the other woman.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the victim was in stable condition at a local hospital.

The suspect in the stabbing apparently was detained by some nearby construction workers until police could arrive.

NPR said the victim was an intern with the organization.

“The intern was aided by people on the scene, and is reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital. The entire staff is shocked and deeply concerned, and we are maintaining close contact with the family.”

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