3 Arrested for Threatening Circulator Driver

DC Circulator bus sits at M Street stop where driver was threatened May 27. Georgetowner photo.

Three men were arrested May 27 after boarding a Circulator bus in front of the Nike store at the corner of M Street and Thomas Jefferson Street in Georgetown.

The men refused to pay the $1 fare, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, and began to threaten the bus driver, who exited the bus. The three followed the driver onto the street.

“During the incident, two of the men brandished knives,” 2nd District Commander Melvin Gresham told The Georgetowner. “There were no injuries.”

Police responded and arrested the three along the 3000 block of M Street, where at least six MPD cruisers were stopped. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m., while shoppers walked the sidewalk. With the commotion, police had to direct M Street traffic.

Charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, the suspects were identified as 19-year-old Gary Mauzey and Dashawn Jackson and 23-year-old Steven Drumgold, all from Washington, D.C., according to MPD.

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