Police release descriptions of assailants in Metrobus attack

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Photo - Anyone with information about the identity of this man can call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121. (Photos: Metro)
Anyone with information about the identity of this man can call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121. (Photos: Metro)
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Metro Transit Police have released descriptions of four men suspected in the New Year's Day assault on two women aboard a Metrobus.

About 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, police went to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and W Street SE and found one woman with stab wounds and another with blunt-force injuries to her head and back. The women were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lukas said.

Police gave the following account:

Detectives believe that the assailants boarded the 93-route Metrobus near 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, in the Adams Morgan area. The women became involved in a verbal argument with one of the men once the bus arrived at Eighth and G streets in Southeast Washington, and the disagreement then escalated into a physical fight between the women and the men, Lukas said.

Police believe that the assailants fled northbound on MLK Avenue. They are described as black men who are 19 to 22 years old.

According to police:

-- One of the men was about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 150 to 170 pounds, had a dark complexion, and was wearing a dark coat, dark jeans and a ski mask covering lower part of his face.

-- A second man was about 5-feet-9-inches tall, weighed 150 to 170 pounds, had a medium complexion and sported dreadlocks. He was wearing a dark coat and dark jeans.

_ The third man was about 5-foot-9, had a medium complexion and was wearing a winter hat.

-- The fourth man was about 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds. He had a medium complexion and was wearing a light-colored coat.

Anyone with information can call Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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