Police investigate hit and run at Union Station, discover hate crime

(CREDIT: MGN)

(CREDIT: MGN)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When police responded to Union Station today to canvass for a hit and run, a concerned citizen flagged them down to report that they had just witnessed an assault.

This person pointed out the suspect and victim to officers. When officers stopped the suspect and investigated further, they found out that the suspect had begun walking behind the victim through the station and began to yell hate speech at the victim.

When the victim turned around, the suspect attacked, causing injuries to his face, hand and arm. The suspect was arrested for bias related felony assault. The victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to please contact the 1st District Detectives Office at (202) 299-2025, or the Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.