Police officer attacked by homeless knife-wielding shoplifter in D.C.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) offense that occurred on the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 8:03 pm, the suspect was shoplifting, inside of an establishment, at the listed location. The victim, a special police officer, confronted the suspect. The suspect brandished a knife and attempted to stab the victim. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 25-year-old Monet Singleton, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Knife).

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