UPDATE: Teen stabbed on Metro train dies; 15-year-old charged with his murder

UPDATE: Saturday 12:22 p.m. (WMAL) – The 15-year-old boy stabbed on an Orange Line Metro train Friday afternoon has died according to D.C. Police. Jaquar McNair had been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being found unconscious at the Capitol South Metro station. A 15-year-old girl arrested Friday and charged with assault with intent to kill is now charged with first degree murder while armed.

UPDATE Saturday 8:30 a.m. (WMAL) – A 15-year-old girl was arrested Friday and charged with assault with intent to kill after D.C. Police said she stabbed a 15-year-old boy earlier that afternoon on an Orange Line Train. The boy has life-threatening injuries. Police found the girl a few blocks away from the Capitol South Metro station.

This has been a particularly violent week in D.C. with at least five people being shot to death since Wednesday.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m. (WMAL) – D.C. Police are questioning a 14-year-old girl they believe may have stabbed a 15-year-old boy on an Orange Line train Friday afternoon. Police Chief Peter Newsham said they believe the stabbing happened when a group of teens got into a fight on the train. The boy was left in critical condition and went into surgery Friday afternoon.

WASHINGTON — Police say a boy has been stabbed and seriously injured near the U.S. Capitol.

The Metropolitan Police Department says officers are looking for a 14-year-old girl in connection with the stabbing that occurred happened Friday afternoon.

Police said the juvenile victim was not breathing when emergency crews arrived at the scene. There was no immediate word on a possible motive.

Police vehicles lined the streets near the Capitol South Metro station, about a block from the Cannon House Office Building. There’s no indication the incident had any connection to the Capitol or Congress.

Metro Transit Police say they have closed the Capitol South station as the investigation continues.

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