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Metro police investigate stabbing at Van Ness station

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 10:23pm  ET

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Metro police released an image of a female passenger suspected of stabbing another passenger Tuesday. (Courtesy Metro)

WASHINGTON - Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred on a platform at the Van Ness Metro station in Northwest D.C. Tuesday.

Metro Transit Police say it happened just before 5 p.m.

An adult male was stabbed by a female suspect as the two exited a Glenmont-bound train. Police say the stabbing occurred after an altercation but that the two didn't know each other.

Previously, it was thought they may have been acquainted. They are still looking for the suspect.

Metro police tweeted this image of a female passenger suspected of stabbing another passenger Tuesday. (Courtesy Metro)

The victim was conscious and alert when he was taken to the hospital, police say.

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old black female.

Unrelated to the stabbing, there are delays on Metro's Red Line because of a train experiencing problems at the Takoma station and a switch problem at the Silver Spring Station.

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