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The Metropolitan Police Department says that it no longer believes a cab driver was involved in the Sunday sexual assault of a woman on the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW. Police originally said the female victim was a passenger in a cab when her driver assaulted her around 3 a.m.
But Wednesday afternoon, police retracted that allegation, saying further investigation showed that the victim was walking on that block when she was approached by a man and sexually assaulted.
“No DC taxi cab was involved,” the police statement read.
Police are now looking for a suspect described as a black male in his late 30s’=, about 5’7″ to 5’8″.
In the wake of the alleged incident, DCist reported that the D.C. Cab Commission planned to install panic buttons in all cabs by June 2015.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery.