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Tommy Wells to Talk Public Safety in Wake of Eastern Market Attacks

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Capitol Hill has seen an uptick in violence and robberies over the past two weeks.  

A man who targets women walking alone at night and robs them after pressing a sharp object to their throats may be behind two recent attacks in Eastern Market, according to D.C. police. A similar robbery also occurred near the NoMa Metro station last week.  

Two of the women were cut or stabbed.  

In response to the attacks, Tommy Wells, who represents Ward 6 on the D.C. Council, will join members of the Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday night at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.  

During the 6:30 p.m. public meeting, police will provide an update on the incidents and answer questions.  

Police have released video of a person of interest in the May 15 attack near 9th and C streets Southeast.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kay23WA9UHI&feature=youtu.be  

They have also released video of a man they believe was involved in the May 21 attack on the 200 block of 8th Street SE.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqUG1oWIngs&feature=youtu.be  

The department ha s increased foot, car and bike patrols in the area in response to the incident.