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Monday, April 23, 2012
Police: Marine stabs and kills another Marine in nation's capital
On Saturday (CNN) reported--
A U.S. Marine allegedly stabbed another Marine to death after a bar fight early
Saturday morning across the street from the Marine Barracks in the nation's
capital, police said.
The accused attacker has been arrested.
"Information uncovered during the
course of the preliminary investigation indicates that there was a verbal
exchange, and during the exchange a homophobic slur was heard from the suspect
prior to the stabbing," Washington's Metropolitan Police Department said
in a statement.
The fight began in a bar and spilled
into the street, according to Capt. Jack Morton, a spokesman for the Marine
Barracks. Two Marine guards on duty outside the Marine Barracks saw the fight
and moved in to break it up. They subdued the alleged attacker and helped
police take him into custody, Morton said.
D.C. police identified the stabbing
victim as 23-year-old Philip Bushong. He was transported to a local hospital,
where he was pronounced dead. Michael Joseph Poth, 23, was named as the
Police did not release other details.
A Marine official who spoke on the
condition of anonymity said the victim was based at Camp Lejeune in North
Carolina, and that the alleged attacker is stationed at the Marine Barracks.
The Marine Barracks, located in
southeast Washington D.C., is the residence of Marines stationed there who
serve as guards at the White House and other locations. The commandant of the
Marine Corps also lives on its grounds.