Assault and Attempted Robbery on Independence

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Shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District received a call for an assault on the 1800 block of Independence Avenue SE.

A man had attempted to rob a victim, but the victim had resisted. The suspect assaulted the victim prior to running off without any property. The victim sustained minor injuries.

The investigation by the First District detectives is on-going.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20’s, thin build and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and carrying a black book bag.

If anyone has any information or video regarding this incident, please contact MPD by calling 202-727-9099 or texting 50411.