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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:37 PM

15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed On Train Near Capitol South Station Has Died

OCT 14, 12:01 PM

15-Year-Old Boy Stabbed On Train Near Capitol South Station Has Died
Natalie Delgadillo

The 15-year-old boy who was stabbed on an Orange Line train on Friday has died from his injuries, police announced on Saturday. The boy has been identified as Jaquar McNair of Southeast.

Police have also arrested a 15-year-old girl in connection with the stabbing. She was originally charged with assault with intent to kill. After McNairís death, her charges were upgraded to first degree murder while armed, police announced in a press release. Police have not released the girlís name and itís not yet known whether sheíll be charged as an adult or a juvenile.

The stabbing occurred at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday on an Orange Line train pulling into the Capitol South station, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters at a press conference on Friday. After he was stabbed, McNair got off the train and made it up to the fare gates, where three Metro employees came to his aid and tried to save his life, Newsham said. When first responders arrived they found McNair unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a stab wound to the left side of his neck, the report says.

The 15-year-old girl was arrested a few blocks from the station, per the police.

McNair is the 136th homicide victim in the District of Columbia this year. He is the 10th child between the ages of 11 and 17 to be murdered in D.C. this year, as well, according to the Washington Post.

Also last week, an 18-year-old high school student was stabbed on the Metro platform at Congress Heights station. He was admitted to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

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BlueWI Oct 2019 #1

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 11:49 PM

1. Extremely sad news.

We are so far away from prioritizing crime prevention and urban investment on a large scale. So many people and communities suffer because of this.

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