Police looking for man who assaulted officer

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in connection to an assault on a police officer. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue in Southeast D.C. on Saturday.

According to officials, a Special Police Officer (SPO) responded to reports of a someone stealing items from a Giant store. When the officer approached the suspect, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer several times. The officer chased the suspect, but he was able to flee in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as being a black male with short hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for an assault on a police officer committed in the District of Columbia.