15-year-old girl charged in Metro stabbing that left teen boy critically injured, police say

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed on a Metro train near the Capitol on Friday and authorities have arrested a 15-year-old girl in connection to the stabbing.

DC police said the stabbing happened at about 1 p.m. on an Orange Line train heading into the Capitol South station on First Street in Southeast.

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said the victim was in "very critical condition" and undergoing surgery. Newsham said three Metro employees rushed to help the teen following the stabbing.

On Friday night, police said they charged the teen girl with Assault With Intent to Kill after hours of questioning.

The station has reopened after closing during an investigation. Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains bypassed the station during its close.