Members of the right-wing extremist groups of the “Proud Boys” have reportedly been injured in a knife attack in Washington, D.C.
One of the victims is said to be the chairman of the group, Enrique Tarrio. Activist Bevelyn Beatty was also reportedly stabbed to death.
Washington D.C. police have confirmed that a stabbing occurred in the 700 block of 14th Street Northwest. According to David Lee Matthews of Fox 5 and Tom Lynch of NBC, the four victims (three men and one woman) were all members of the Proud Boys.
The victims are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The police said they were looking for three suspects: two black men in black clothes and a black woman in black sweatpants with white stripes, orange leggings and a dark gray coat, armed with a knife.
Footage allegedly showing an argument that led to the stabbing was published in social media. Clips were also published on channels connected to the Proud Boys via the encrypted news application Telegram.
“We helped a guy who was stabbed to death by two black men and a woman. Bevelyn was stabbed, as were two Proud Boys and the guy they attacked. I was slashed, but it’s nothing serious. We went to our cars,” Tarrio told the far-right website Gateway Pundit.
The Proud Boys’ followers were seen drinking early in the evening at Harry’s Bar on 11th Street, near the White House.
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.