At­tack in li­brary one of 3 violent in­ci­dents Fri­day

The Washington Post - - RELIGION - BY MARTIN WEIL

A man was stabbed in one of the Dis­trict’s more heav­ily pa­tron­ized pub­lic li­brary branches in one of three violent in­ci­dents Fri­day af­ter­noon and evening in prom­i­nent D.C. lo­ca­tions.

The stab­bing oc­curred af­ter an ar­gu­ment around 5 p.m. on the sec­ond floor of the branch in the Shaw neigh­bor­hood, said Ge­orge Wil­liams, a spokesman for the li­brary sys­tem. He called the branch at Sev­enth and R streets “one of our busier” lo­ca­tions.

Po­lice said the vic­tim was con­scious and breath­ing.

In the other in­ci­dents, a man was shot about 8:30 p.m. at 14th Street and Columbia Road NW, near the Columbia Heights Metro sta­tion. He was con­scious and breath­ing, said po­lice spokes­woman Kris­ten Met­zger.

Ear­lier, a rob­bery was re­ported about 4:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Con­necti­cut Av­enue NW.

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