D.C. police confirmed that a stabbing took place at 2:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of New York Avenue in the nation’s capital. According to the statement, officers are looking for three suspects, two Black males dressed in all-black clothing and a Black female wearing black sweatpants. The female suspect was armed with a knife, the police said. NBC Washington’s Tom Lynch reported that all of those wounded in the incident suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are “associated with the proud boys group.”
The area where the stabbing took place is just east of the White House, close to Black Lives Matter Plaza in the city.
Beatty received media attention in July 2020 when she was accused of defacing multiple Black Lives Matter murals in New York City, reported the Staten Island Advance at the time. Beatty, who lives in Staten Island according to the outlet, was taken into custody alongside another woman, Edmee Chavannes.
Shortly after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Beatty, Chavannes and a man named Kevin Whitt were accused of defacing a Black Lives Matter monument close to the White House, the Washington Post reported.
Beatty Says She Was Trying to Prevent Another Man From Being Attacked When She Was Stabbed
In an Instagram video posted in the early morning of November 4, Beatty, 29, identifies herself as one of the people who was stabbed during the altercation. Beatty says in the video that she was stabbed “by Black Lives Matter kids.” Beatty adds that she and a group of people she was with were trying to protect a man who they felt was about to be attacked. That’s when she was stabbed.
NBC Washington reported that all of those stabbed identified themselves as members of the Proud Boys. Later on the morning of November 4, WUSA9, citing police sources, said that officials could no longer confirm that the victims were members of the Proud Boys or whether the suspects were Black Lives Matter activists.
Purported Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Says He Was Stabbed in the Stomach During the Incident
A few hours before the attack, Beatty posted a photo to Instagram showing her in Washington, D.C. She wrote in the caption, “Guess where we’re going?! Harry’s! I’m going to have good food, and celebrate the announcement that WILL be made. Trump is your president! Meet me there❤️.”
The purported leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, told The Gateway Pundit that he was stabbed in the stomach and Beatty was stabbed in the back. Tarrio told the website, “We were helping some guy that was getting stabbed by two black males and one female. Bevelyn got stabbed as well as two Proud Boys and the guy they were attacking. I got slashed, but it’s not serious. We were walking to our cars.”
Bevelyn Beatty, Edmee Chavannes and several other black conservatives tear down the #BLM/#ANTIFA signs at White House and call out the lies of the Democrats.@RealAVNews https://t.co/vWE9zNIFzQ pic.twitter.com/CB0BPgQAjS
— Ben Bergquam – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) News (@BBergquam) October 27, 2020
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “the Proud Boys are self-described ‘western chauvinists’ who adamantly deny any connection to the racist ‘alt-right,’ insisting they are simply a fraternal group spreading an ‘anti-political correctness’ and ‘anti-white guilt’ agenda.”