By Matt Agorist | Free Thought Project
WASHINGTON D.C. — A manhunt has been underway for 9 days now for a man who attacked a D.C. police officer with an ax.
Police officials say a man armed with an ax attacked an officer in the 3800 block of 13th Street NE shortly after 3:00 a.m. on October 31. Spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump says the attack was unprovoked. She adds that the officer was not struck by the weapon, but was injured while trying to disarm the suspect.
The police released the following statement in regards to the attack.
“Specific to this attack, the Fifth District officer was on patrol when he noted a suspicious person and went to investigate the situation. The suspicious person avoided the officer by entering an alley. The officer then entered the alley in his marked car and was ambushed by the person with the axe. The axe shattered the window, but did not strike the officer. The officer gave chase and caught up with the suspect, but after a brief struggle, he was able to escape.