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Man Arrested for Hate Crime Stabbing in Washington, DC: Reginald Pickett Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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Hate Crime Stabbing on New York Avenue

Man Charged with Hate Crime Stabbing in Northwest DC: Reginald Pickett Arrested for Assault

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at approximately 6:15 p.m., a man was arrested for stabbing individuals inside a business on New York Avenue, Northwest, according to the crime report of MPDC. The victims, who were ordering food were threatened with a knife and subjected to derogatory racial comments by the assailant. Another victim attempting to intervene was also stabbed. The suspect, identified as 63-year-old Reginald Pickett from Northeast, DC has been charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife). The incident is being investigated as a hate crime by the police, with assistance from the Special Liaison Branch. Despite their fear and injuries the victims are receiving support.

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Detectives Investigate Hate Crime Stabbing

Detectives are gathering information from witnesses and evidence to understand the incident involving Reginald Pickett. They’re also investigating Pickett’s background to determine possible motives. The focus is on ensuring justice for the victims through thorough investigation.

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