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The Blotter: Metro station stabbing; shootings in Anacostia, Congress Heights

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Man slashed outside Metro station
A stabbing outside the Minnesota Avenue Metro station Sunday morning forced the station to remain closed until just before 8 a.m.

Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, two men got in a fight near the station entrance, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said. One slashed the other across the lower torso with something resembling a razor or box cutter. The 19-year-old victim is in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

The assailant ran, and a canvass of the area by D.C. and Metro police was unsuccessful. Police are reviewing security camera video for an image of the man but were not ready Sunday to release a physical description, Stessel said.

Man, child shot in Congress Heights
A child and a man were shot in Congress Heights Saturday night, D.C. police report.

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at roughly 8 p.m. at 1242 Savannah Place SE, just south of the Congress Heights Metro station, police said. The man was shot in the leg outside the house, while a stray bullet went through the door of the house and hit a four-year-old in the hand, according to news reports.

Police seek suspect in Anacostia shooting Saturday
A 26-year-old man sought help at the Anacostia Metro station after he was shot several blocks away Saturday afternoon, said Metro spokesman Dan Stessel.

The man was shot at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the 2600 block of Birney Place Southeast, according to D.C. police. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The assailant is described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a black ski mask.

-- Rachel Baye

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