2 stabbed in Capitol Hill neighborhood

Two people stabbed in seemingly random attack in Southeast, D.C.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A double stabbing that happened Tuesday morning in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is under investigation, D.C. police said. 

The stabbing happened at 10:17 a.m. in the 300 block of Pennsylvania Ave in Southeast, D.C., according to authorities. 

“He was a crazy nut - I’ve never seen him before!” Richard Hunt is a fixture on Capitol Hill but has never seen the likes of Tuesday morning’s suspect. 

“I couldn’t make a word out, it was like he was hollering,” recalled Hunt. 

Hunt said the man was screaming, ran past the Capitol Hill Exxon at 4th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE and approached a waiting customer sitting in this white chair. 

Police say the adult suspect stabbed the man in the neck shoulder. That’s when Exxon owner David Woodall hopped in his car and chased the suspect who police said at that point stabbed a second person in the chest.

Police tackled the man to the ground just a block away. Woodall said when he spotted the suspect it looked like he was foaming at the mouth, but police have not confirmed the suspect was under the influence of any drugs. 

Jerome Swinson, 39, is charged with two counts of first-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Both of the victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 




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