Metro Transit police arrested a man Wednesday morning at Gallery Place Metro station in connection with a shooting the previous night in Northwest D.C.
Police apprehended the man during the busy morning rush hour after recognizing him from surveillance photos that had been distributed.
Police identified the man as Mamadou Seck, age 29. He has no fixed address. Police charged him with assault with intent to kill, carrying a pistol without a license, and unlawful entry.
According to police, Seck shot someone at the 400 block of 2nd Street NW on Tuesday at 6:18 p.m. The following morning, transit police on routine patrol spotted him at Gallery Place and approached him.
“After transit officers began talking to the man on the Red Line platform, he jumped over the parapet wall in an attempt to evade officers, landing on the Green and Yellow line tracks below. The MTPD officers immediately called to have third-rail power taken down to stop trains and sprinted down the escalators to apprehend the suspect. He was taken into custody without further incident.” Police said Seck hurt his leg in the fall and was taken to the hospital.
The arrest caused the shutdown of Green and Yellow lines for about 15 minutes Wednesday.