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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Sentencing delayed in embassy stabbing

By Associated Press

A man who slashed three people with a knife at Washington's embassy of Togo in 2009 is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court next week.

Kokou Bocco was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but sentencing was rescheduled for next Monday after the defense attorney who had been handling the case did not appear. Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, Bocco pleaded guilty in December to assault on a foreign official while armed.

According to court documents, Bocco went to the embassy in northwest Washington to renew his passport. When he was told he would have to wait several weeks before getting the document, he became upset and pulled out a knife with a six-inch blade. During a struggle with several embassy officials, three received cuts on their hands.

By Associated Press  | February 23, 2011; 10:59 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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