ABC 7 News is reporting that a female NPR intern was stabbed in broad daylight this morning in Chinatown as she made her way to work. Alicia Shepard, NPR’s ombudsman, tweeted that it was in fact an NPR intern and that she is making her way to the hospital with her family.
There is no report so far on the woman’s condition.
ABC 7 reports: “She was stabbed near the intersection of 7th & I streets NW about 9:30 a.m. Police say a suspect is in custody.”
> Update: (Thanks to D.C. writer and TWT contributor Emily Miller for tipping off FBDC and for the update. She has been writing about this crime on Twitter and provided exclusive details to FishbowlDC. Her twitter handle is @EmilyMillerDC.) The crime occurred outside an office building in Penn Quarter. “She was stabbed in a random incident in the neck and back by a woman who came at her from behind,” NPR Ombudsman Shepard reportedly said in an interview with Miller. Shepard says a registered nurse was nearby “and helped” the victim until the ambulance arrived.
“I can see blood on the street from our office window,” a woman who works in the nearby building said. “They took her away on a stretcher.”
> Update#2: NPR has released an official statement. It reads as follows: An NPR intern was attacked this morning at 7th and “I” street on the way to work. The intern was aided by people on the scene, and is reported to be in stable condition at an area hospital. The entire staff is shocked and deeply concerned, and we are maintaining close contact with the family.