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The 1000 block of Euclid Street NW looked more like a scene out of Transformers Friday afternoon, with broken glass and debris from several cars lining the street. According to residents in the area, around 2:00 a.m., an unidentified man who they believe to be intoxicated came speeding down the street colliding with about eight cars.
Nick Santucci, who was awakened by the crash, says it sounded like a building collapsed. “When I came outside there was a Jeep sitting on top of another Jeep with a woman sitting on top yelling ‘I’m okay,'” he says.
The women who was a passenger in the SUV that collided with the vehicles was questioned by police, but wasn’t taken into custody.
There was some speculation online Friday afternoon that the whole thing was a publicity stunt of some sort. But Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Tisha Gant told WUSA the police were after a suspect:
“Early Friday morning a suspect travelling in a vehicle on the 1000 block of Euclid Street NW, collided with several parked vehicles and fled the scene on foot without making his identity known. Police are in the process of determining the identity of the suspect and would be issuing a warrant for his arrest soon.”
Photos by Odochi Ibe