Friday, May 17, 2024

Women assaulted by suspect shouting "You support genocide!" in Rockville

A female suspect allegedly confronted two women on Rockville Pike, and shouted, "You support genocide!" She then splashed one of the victims with a red drink, Rockville City police said. Police have not yet identified the victims as Jewish, but stated that they were "wearing jewelry with ethno-religious iconography" at the time of the assault. The alleged assault took place in the 1600 block of Rockville Pike at 1:30 PM on April 28, 2024, and was reported to police on May 7.

There is a significant Jewish community living in the vicinity of that block of Rockville Pike, and this is not the first time an incident that could be classified as a hate crime has been committed in that area since the Hamas attack on Israel last October 7, and the launch of the ensuing war in Gaza. Police describe the suspect in this April 28 incident as a "heavy-set" White female with glasses, short pink wavy hair, and black-and-white tattoos.

If you have any information about the suspect or this incident, or if you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime in the City of Rockville, you are asked to call 240-314-8900. If it is an emergency, call 911. 


  1. That is a Hate Crime

  2. You're assaulted and don't report the crime for nine days? Something is wrong with this incident.

  3. People wait to report crime for many reasons. On our neighborhood listserv homeowners often describe property crime occurring but not calling the police to report it until encouraged by neighbors to do so. In this case, incidents identical to this have been happening all over the DC area for weeks. Perhaps the targets of them have decided it’s time to start reporting them! I would too.