Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Hilltop


Man Stabbed, Robbed After Altercation Near Howard Plaza Towers

A man was hospitalized after being stabbed and robbed near Howard Plaza Towers early Monday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).   

The victim was “Howard University-affiliated,” according to the university. The crime occurred on the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue at the onset of Bison Welcome Week, and hours after the conclusion of move-in weekend for freshman dormitories. 

In an email to The Hilltop, MPD confirmed that the victim said he was “assaulted, stabbed and robbed” by two unidentified suspects at approximately 2:30 a.m. Police were dispatched to the scene at 4:43 a.m., according to MPD. The victim was conscious and breathing upon the officers’ arrival and transported to an undisclosed hospital for further treatment.

The weapon used in the stabbing has not yet been identified by police. 

Howard University Department of Public Safety (HUDPS) said the crime was reported at approximately 1:50 a.m. in an email sent to the Howard community at 5:01 a.m. 

The incident remains under investigation as police search for “a group of juveniles” who stabbed the victim and robbed him of his cell phone and personal property before fleeing on foot, according to the university email. 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The university has not responded to The Hilltop inquiries or confirmation that the victim was a student at this time.

Over the weekend, videos and testimonies provided to The Hilltop by students depict several isolated fighting incidents on or near campus, including in a Subway restaurant on Georgia Avenue and in front of East and West Towers.

In an email to the Howard community from Vice President for Student Affairs Cynthia Evers and Executive Director and Chief, Department of Public Safety Marcus Lyles believe the perpetrators of the incidents that occurred over the weekend “are not Howard University students.”

“HUDPS will continue to partner with MPD to implement plans designed to keep our campus community safe and free from dangerous activities,” the email said. “With the safety and well-being of students and employees our top priority, our uniformed and plain clothed public safety officers, as well as personnel from external security agencies, work in conjunction with MPD to patrol our campus, residence halls, and surrounding community by foot, bicycle and marked vehicles.” 

Additional information about the Monday morning crime is unavailable at this time. 

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Copy edited by N’dia Webb


You May Also Like