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Man charged with stabbing transgender girl on D.C. Metro train

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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WASHINGTON — A man has been charged with stabbing a transgender girl on a D.C. Metro train.

Reginald Klaiber

Reginald Klaiber

WTOP reports the Metro Transit police say 24-year-old Reginald Klaiber has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old on a southbound Green Line train as it approached the Fort Totten station at around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon in the District of Columbia.

Police say he stabbed her in the back after making “bias-motivated remarks about the victim’s transgender status.”

She was taken to a hospital with a stab wound that was not life-threatening.

Klaiber has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He could face additional penalties for a hate crime.

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