WASHINGTON - Investigators are at the scene after a savage stabbing attack on a Metro train near the Navy Yard.
According to Metro Transit Police, the suspect – who was caught on surveillance cameras – exited the the Navy Yard Metro station at New Jersey Avenue in the direction of a CVS location.
The Green Line train was halted after the incident, but has resumed normal service.
SUSPECT: This is the individual in the area of Navy Yard Station who is considered a person of interest in a stabbing that just occurred. Red hair, red pants. May have CUT himself during the incident. CALL 911 IF SEEN. DO NOT TAKE ACTION OTHER THAN CALLING POLICE. #wmata pic.twitter.com/I7rxzLou2j— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) October 5, 2018
Police said the suspect had red hair and red pants, and that he may have cut himself during the incident.
Here is another look of the suspect in the stabbing today on the Green line train at Navy Yard Metro. Photo released by Metro. pic.twitter.com/01IXthnKOC— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 5, 2018
Police are asking people to call 911 if they see the suspect.
The victim was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, and D.C. police homicide detectives have joined Metro Transit Police at the scene.
Several witnesses were on the train during the attack, including a group of students from John Hayden Johnson Middle School. A school employee who had blood spatter on the back of her pants spoke with homicide detective. At least two female students were treated by D.C. Fire and EMS personnel and may have been hurt in a frantic attempt to leave the train during the stabbing, according to a teacher.
DC Police questioning people who were on the train when the stabbing took place. One man stabbed on Green Line train at Navy Yard. pic.twitter.com/gT8bVjleDj— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) October 5, 2018