Early Morning Attack Along C&O Canal

Under a pedestrian bridge along the C&O Canal towpath
Under a pedestrian bridge along the C&O Canal towpath

U.S. Park Police reported that at approximately 4:20 a.m., March 18, a man was attacked and stabbed on the towpath of the C&O Canal near Key Bridge, according to WUSA. Police said "the attacker was a homeless man who asked the victim for money and then punched and stabbed him with a sharp object, maybe a screwdriver," the news station reported. "The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Park Police say they are looking for a white man in his 60s with a gray beard, who may hang out at a homeless encampment near Fletcher's Boat House."

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:41:09 -0400

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