Artist: The Cure
Track: Friday I'm in Love
TW: Assault, transphobia, violence
A 15-year-old trans girl is recovering after being stabbed on a Metro train in Washington, D.C. Wednesday afternoon.
The victim was stabbed in the back with a 3.5-inch folding knife, but she luckily only suffered a “non-life-threatening puncture wound.” Police have charged Reginald Anthony Klaiber, 24, for assault with a deadly weapon. They may add penalties if this is determined to be a hate crime.
Metro Transit Police intercepted the train at the Fort Totten station, where they arrested the suspect as he attempted to exit the station. Detectives are in the process of interviewing the suspect, whom they did not immediately identify. They are also talking to several witnesses and the victim, according to a Metro Transit Police spokesman.
NBC Washington News4’s Kristin Wright reports that one of the teenager’s friends who witnessed the incident said the suspect approached the group on the train and asked why the victim was wearing a wig and made insulting remarks about her appearance.
Terrifying. Sending her good vibes for a speedy recovery.
Artist: Night Beds
Track: How Did You Get So Far Away?
Album: Every Fire; Every Joy