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15-year-old boy stabbed on Metro train in D.C.; police searching for 14-year-old girl

Police gather near the Capitol South Station Metro stop near Capitol Hill in Washington. Police say a boy has been stabbed and seriously injured near the Capitol.
Police gather near the Capitol South Station Metro stop near Capitol Hill in Washington. Police say a boy has been stabbed and seriously injured near the Capitol. (Susan Walsh/AP)

A boy was stabbed and seriously injured near the U.S. Capitol Friday afternoon following an altercation with a teenage girl aboard a Metro train, officials said.

The stabbing occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Capitol South Metro station, about a block from the Cannon House Office Building. There's no indication the incident had any connection to the Capitol or Congress.

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The boy who was stabbed approached the station manager's booth inside the train station and then collapsed, said Dan Stessel, a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Metropolitan Police Department officers are looking for a 14-year-old girl in connection with the stabbing.

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The juvenile victim was not breathing when emergency crews arrived at the scene and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Investigators believe the incident started with an altercation aboard a Metro train and police are reviewing surveillance camera footage from both the train and station, Stessel said.

Metro Transit Police closed the station as the investigation continues.

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