Police are investigating two stabbings in Southeast D.C. that occurred within minutes of each other Wednesday morning.
About 7:40 a.m., police were called to the 3000 block of Stanton Road SE and found a man who was stabbed in the stomach. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that appear to be non-life threatening, police spokesman Officer Araz Alali said.
Police are looking for a black male with dreadlocks who is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and was wearing a black coat and gray Nike shoes.
Less than five minutes later, police were called to another stabbing in the 4100 block of Fourth Street SE, more than 2.5 miles from the other incident. Officers found a man who had been stabbed in the shoulder, and the man was taken to a hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, Alali said.
The assailant is described as a black man, about 30 years old, 6-feet-1 and 210 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.
Police initially received a report that the second incident was both a stabbing and a carjacking. However, officers later determined that a 2012 Toyota Corolla is unaccounted for but was not stolen, Alali said.