Tommy Wells to Talk Public Safety in Wake of Eastern Market Attacks
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.
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.
The department ha
s increased foot, car and bike patrols in the area in response to the incident.