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Daily News Clips - August 3, 2017

Summary

Two men were arrested in Northwest D.C. after a man was beaten unconscious with a tire iron early Wednesday morning, according to officials. • An employee at the Washington office of the Navajo Nation was arrested Friday after police said they found a loaded handgun in a suitcase she brought to a security entrance at the Cannon House Office Building.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: 2 arrested after man attacked with tire iron, DC police say “Two men were arrested in Northwest D.C. after a man was beaten unconscious with a tire iron early Wednesday morning, according to officials. The Metropolitan Police Department said a dispute sparked between the victim and the two suspects at about 2:15 a.m. in the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.”

Washington Post: U.S. Capitol Police arrest person with gun in suitcase at Cannon House Office building “An employee at the Washington office of the Navajo Nation was arrested Friday after police said they found a loaded handgun in a suitcase she brought to a security entrance at the Cannon House Office Building.”

Washington Post: Two-vehicle crash reportedly kills one person near hospital “One person was reportedly killed Wednesday night in a two-vehicle crash in Northwest Washington just a few feet from Medstar Washington Hospital Center, District officials said. One of the vehicles crashed into a light pole and burst into flames in the 100 block of Irving Street just after 10 p.m., said Officer Hugh Carew, a D.C. police spokesman.”

Public Safety Updates

Washington Post: Rookie D.C. firefighter critically injured responding to blaze “A rookie D.C. firefighter was critically injured Wednesday night after being struck by a firetruck as firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in Northeast Washington.”

Fox5DC: Former Washington DC VA Medical Center director fired “The Department of Veterans Affairs has fired the man who formerly headed the Washington DC VA Medical Center. It all started with a scathing report back in April detailing unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the hospital that were putting lives of veterans at risk and millions of dollars of unaccounted medical equipment.”

Fox5DC: Ideas being considered to improve traffic, safety in Adams Morgan “Residents in Adams Morgan are seeking ways to improve safety, traffic flow and the quality of life in the D.C. neighborhood.”

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Posted August 03 2017 at 10:09 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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