Transgender Teen Stabbed in D.C.

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A 15-year-old transgender female who was stabbed while riding the Metro in D.C is recovering from her injuries.

Her attacker, Reginald Anthony Klaiber has been charged with assault using a deadly weapon and could face a longer sentence if the case is proved to be a hate crime, reports NBC Washington.

Klaiber reportedly approached the teenager and her friends on the Green Line. Klaiber made a comment about the teen’s red hair. When the teen responded in alarm, Klaiber retorted, “Oh you’re a man!” a friend of the victim told the Washington Blade.

Klaiber proceeded to taunt the young girl about her appearance, made verbal threats and allegedly stabbed the teenager.

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