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Person of Interest Sought in an Assault With a Dangerous Weapon (Lighter) Offense: 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Lighter) offense which occurred in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest on Friday, January 20, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect approached the female victim and set her hair on fire. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The Metropolitan Police Department has investigated several tips from the public regarding this offense. As a result of information received from the public Ms. Norma Zahory was named as a potential person of interest. After a thorough investigation, it was determined Ms Zahory was not in the area at the time of the incident and Ms Zahory has been ruled out as being involved in this offense.. Detectives encourage the public to continue to assist with information.

The person of interest is pictured below:








Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.