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DC police looking for man in 4 stabbing attacks

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Police Chief Cathy Lanier says police are investigating whether the same man is responsible for three and maybe four late-night stabbing attacks on women.

Lanier says the attacks in the Petworth area of the city are believed to be connected based on the time of day they occurred and their proximity to each other.

The first one took place on May 5 at around 11:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Emerson Street, NW, and the rest occurred in June, most recently early Wednesday morning in the 1100 block of Allison Street, NW.

The second attack occurred on June 10 at around 10:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Decatur Street, NW.

A third attack happened at approximately 12:05 a.m. A woman was grabbed from behind and stabbed on Adams Street, NW. The suspect fled afterwards.

Lanier says all four victims were attacked from behind as they walked alone. They were each cut with a sharp object, but their injuries aren't life-threatening. The man fled as soon as the women screamed.

The suspect is described as being a black or Hispanic male with a light to medium complexion, short brown hair, and is 5-feet-8-inches to 6-feet-1-inches tall, with a slim athletic build. Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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