SEAT PLEASANT – It was a deadly day at the Addison Road – Seat Pleasant Metro station on Wednesday, as two people were stabbed- one fatally- and a third fatally struck by a vehicle, all in a four-hour span. The fatal stabbing incident took place around 7:15 p.m. outside the bus bay of the station, […]
SEAT PLEASANT – It was a deadly day at the Addison Road – Seat Pleasant Metro station on Wednesday, as two people were stabbed- one fatally- and a third fatally struck by a vehicle, all in a four-hour span.
The fatal stabbing incident took place around 7:15 p.m. outside the bus bay of the station, located on Central Avenue, when an adult man got into an argument with another individual, said Dan Stessel, a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. One of the individuals pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest.
The Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the incident, but the victim died at the scene, Stessel said.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Police were in the area at the time of the incident and were able to make a quick arrest and recover the weapon, Stessel said.
He added that the victim and the suspect knew each other, but it is still unknown what the argument was about.
This was the second stabbing incident that occurred that day. Just before 3:30 p.m., a man was stabbed in the arm. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Stessel said. Officers are still investigating the incident.
Metro said train service was not affected and bus passengers were picked up outside of the bus bay while police closed off the crime scene.
About an hour after the afternoon stabbing took place, a man was struck and killed in front of the Metro station as he was crossing Central Avenue near Addison Road.
According to police and witnesses on the scene, a man in his 20s- who has not been identified -was crossing Central Avenue in the middle of the block without using the crosswalk when he was struck.
“When our units arrived on the scene, the man was suffering massive injuries to his body, to the point he was pronounced dead on scene by county paramedics,” said Mark Brady, spokesperson for the Prince George’s County Fire Department.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the man remained on the scene and cooperated with police.
The fatal collision resulted in the closure of the inbound lanes on Central Avenue for several hours.