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    District of Columbia Metro Police, U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement officials respond to a stabbing at the Capitol South Metro station a block away from the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    Stabbing Attack Reported at DC Metro Station Near Capitol Building

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    According to media reports, the Metro's Orange, Blue and Silver lines were bypassing the station while police were responding to the stabbing.

    A stabbing attack has been reported at the Capitol South Metro station near the Capitol in Washington DC.

    The Metro Transit Police Department has commented on the incident in a Twitter post.

    According to NBC4 Washington, homicide detectives were called to the scene after a teenager had been stabbed at the metro station. Police are searching for a 14-year-old female suspect in connection with the stabbing, the TV channel reported. 

    The Metro Transit Police also warned passengers about the temporary closure of the Capitol South Station.

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