Washington D.C. metro police are actively searching for two women who were caught on camera assaulting a woman after she voiced support for President Donald Trump. They are asking for the public’s help to identify and apprehend the pair. Video of the two suspects is included below.
The woman, who has not been fully identified, suffered a number of injuries, including a fractured finger and an eye injury.
The two female suspects are shown in the video below, but the attack itself was not released by authorities.
D.C. police are searching for a pair of suspects who attacked a woman after she said she supported President Donald Trump.
Police say the felony assault took place at around 1 a.m. on March 16 at the Surfside restaurant in the 1800 of N Street near Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C.
According to the police report, the 29-year-old victim named Maricela said she overheard a conversation between the two female suspects and their male friend. She reported to police that she become involved in their conversation and stated, “I support Donald Trump.”
“I’m a Trump supporter. I stood by my views, then they called me a racist and then they started attacking me,” Maricela told FOX 5.
She claimed the two suspects assaulted her despite their male friend trying to step in to stop them. The victim said she took herself to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment of her injuries, the police report said.
“After it happened, I got a bruised right eye,” the victim said. “My blood vessels inside my eye burst. I got a fractured finger, a bruised knee and minor bruises all over my body.”
D.C. police released video of the suspects captured on the restaurant’s surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information on the suspects or the assault is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.
Here is news coverage of the incident from Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.