HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A man wanted for stabbing a 28-year-old woman on a METRORail in southeast Houston is now in custody, police said.
Christopher Washington, 52, was arrested around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Washington has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to documents, but it will likely be upgraded to a murder charge.
Alexis Jarrell, 28, was attacked at Palm Center Station on Griggs Road when Washington allegedly stabbed her.
Metro Sheriff Vera Bumpers said the two strangers had just got into a brief argument.
“We made sure we took the victim to the hospital. The suspect had left the scene,” Chief Vera Bumpers said. “Disputes can escalate quickly, which is why it’s so important to really pay attention to your surroundings and stay focused, because sometimes anything can trigger a person.”
Indictment documents say Washington was released in July and arrested again in August for allegedly assaulting another woman.
Jarrell’s case is not the only one involving Washington. Washington also served three years in prison for another stabbing that METRO police were investigating in 2019.
He is expected back in court on Wednesday morning.
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