WASHINGTON DC – Police officer attacked by another ax-wielding (Muslim?) suspect

Officer in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No word yet on whether the attacker was a Muslim like the one in New York City last week.

D.C. police are looking for a suspect who attempted a violent attack on an officer with an ax. According to Gwen Crump, spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Department, a man armed with an ax attacked an officer in the 3800 block of 13th Street NE shortly after 3:00 a.m. Crump says the attack was unprovoked. The officer was not struck by the weapon, but was injured while trying to disarm the suspect.

UPDATED The officer, who hasn’t been identified, wasn’t injured by the ax, but he chased the suspect and suffered a shoulder injury in a scuffle before the attacker ran away, police said. No motive is known and the suspect remains at large. Police said he was an African-American man about 6 feet tall and of stocky build.

h/t Jeanne