Officers react to Friday’s stabbing at the Capitol South Metro station. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh).
Cops discovered Jaquar bleeding and unconscious at the Capitol South Metro station at around 12: 30 p.m. Friday. The station is about a block from the Cannon House Office Complex, where some House members have offices.
Cops said the attack emerged from a conflict among a group of teenagers riding a City Orange Line train, but did not reveal a specific motive. They said McNair was taken the healthcare facility and went through surgery.
The teenage suspect was located a number of blocks from the station and was arrested on a preliminary charge of assault with the intent to eliminate. The charge was updated to first-degree murder while armed after McNair’s death.
The lady was not determined because of her age.
The stabbing took place at around the same time authorities announced an effort to fight a surge in criminal offense and murders in the nation’s capital. Police have examined at least 5 murders today, including the fatal shooting of a male Friday afternoon.
” I believe we all need to pay close attention to the violence going on in this city,” Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham said Friday. “The Metropolitan Police Department is going to do whatever we potentially can to stop this violence.”
The Associated Press added to this report.