After being stabbed, D.C. man drives 7 miles to reach Howard University Hospital

A man who was stabbed in the arm in Southeast Washington late Wednesday drove himself to a spot near the Howard University campus seeking medical care, according to D.C. police.

The incident drew police cars and shut down several blocks of W Street Northwest, which cuts through the campus. The victim was reported to be conscious at the scene.

Police said the stabbing occurred about 7:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Alabama Avenue SE. A police report says the man was arguing with a woman outside a shop when she took out a knife and tried to slash the tires of his car. The report says he tried to stop her and was stabbed in the arm.

The victim drove about seven miles, apparently trying to reach Howard University Hospital.

Police said he ended up at Fourth and W streets NW, on the campus, where he got out of his car and walked to Georgia Avenue. From there, an ambulance took him to a hospital, where he was treated and released, according to the police report.

A police report gives one indication of why the victim most likely tried to reach Howard University Hospital. He lives in 16th Street Heights, about three miles north of the campus.

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