Saturday, December 20, 2008

Trouble at The Republic

Thanks to Jana B. I ran across this -- how did I miss this?!:

For immediate release: December 17, 2008

Metro Transit Police have arrested a Southwest Washington, D.C., woman for allegedly stabbing a man during a large fight at the U Street Metrorail station in Northwest Washington.

Police arrested Dekeria Green, 18, yesterday evening and charged her with one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators say a fight started between two groups the night of Saturday, Dec. 13 inside the Republic Gardens night club at 13th and U streets. The groups left the club but the fight started again outside the Metrorail station and continued inside the station. Police say Green was involved in the fight and allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old Northwest, Washington man inside the station. The victim fled on a train to the Columbia Heights Metrorail station. He was treated and released from a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Security cameras at the station are aiding police in their investigation, and detectives say more arrests are possible. The Metropolitan Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 202-962-1792.