Skip to main content

Woman punched while pushing stroller

A Hyde-Addison Elementary school parent pushing a stroller was assaulted Monday while walking her first-grade son and younger child home from school. The incident happened after the woman tried to navigate around a group of youths standing at Wisconsin Ave. and O Street. When the woman asked the youths to move, one of the girls punched her in the left eye, using racial epithets.

Two store owners and other witnesses came to the aid of the woman, who called 911. Police in squad cars chased the group of youths, who had boarded a Metrobus on Dumbarton Street. D.C. MPD made several arrests with positive identification of the suspects by the witnesses.

The victim has said she will press charges.