- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

D.C. police are investigating four seemingly related late-night attacks in Northwest neighborhoods in which a man approached women from behind and stabbed them.

Police said the attacks, which began May 5, occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. while the women were alone. None of the women’s injuries were life-threatening.

The latest attack occurred at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Allison Street Northwest. A man tackled a woman from behind and while on the ground, he cut her with a sharp object and fled, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Wednesday’s attack and two others occurred in the Petworth neighborhood, while a June 14 attack was further south in Bloomingdale.

A May 5 attack occurred in the 400 block of Emerson Street Northwest, a June 10 attack happened in the 1300 block of Decatur Street Northwest, and a June 14 attack took place in the unit block of Adams Street Northwest.

The suspect in each of the four attacks was described as either a black or Hispanic male with a light to medium complexion, short brown hair, and was between 5 feet 6 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a slim athletic build.