Woman attacked by group of juveniles in Southeast DC

- A woman says she was randomly attacked by a group of juveniles in the Barracks Row section of Southeast D.C. Wednesday night.

The incident took place near 7th and G streets before 9 p.m. The victim tells FOX 5 she was walking down the street after teaching a yoga class when a group of around 15 kids approached her. She says about five of them attacked her, including two females.

According to the police report, the juveniles started kicking and hitting her while stating, “get her wallet” and “get her phone.”

Afterwards, the woman told police she had “pain to her right forearm, back and neck, a bloody nose, and a knot on the back of her head.”

Nothing was taken from her.

The alleged attack led to a large police response and six juveniles detained near the scene. After the victim was brought over by officers to identify the people who attacked her, the six kids who were detained were released by police.

Police on scene said they were investigating whether the juveniles threw a rock through a car's window after the attempted robbery.

FOX 5 spoke to a man who says he was also approached by a group of kids as he was driving near the Potomac Metro Station on Sunday, less than a mile away from where the woman was attacked. He said the group was banging on parked cars, and then approached his car and did the same.

According to the D.C. police commander in charge of the area, there has not been any uptick in juvenile criminal activity.

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