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Daily News Clips - December 22, 2016


While aboard an Orange Line train from Minnesota Ave Metro station to Deanwood, a passenger with a replica or pellet gun attempted to rob another passenger. The male suspect allegedly tried to shoot somebody but nothing came out of the weapon, and he was ultimately arrested by Metro Transit Police. • A video was released of a man wanted in connection for stealing items from a vehicle in the Barnaby Woods neighborhood. DC Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Passenger describes panic aboard Metro train during attempted holdup “Shortly after the train pulled out of the station at Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington, the 59-year-old Sudell heard yelling from the other end of the car. Then a dozen panicked people rushed in her direction, forced open the emergency door and piled into the next car.”

Washington Post: ‘This happened in what is supposed to be one of the safest places. In the courthouse,’ victim of alleged cellblock assault said “A D.C. inmate identified by authorities as the victim of a brutal sex assault in a D.C. Superior Court holding cell said in an interview that he saw three U.S. marshals leave the area shortly before the incident.”

Washington Post: He says he robbed 100 people in D.C. Could he have been stopped before he killed? “Within a remote federal prison, inside a barren conference room, Will Smallwood tries to explain his violent past by talking about a slice of chocolate cake.”

WJLA: VIDEO: Person wanted for stealing items from car in Northwest D.C., police say “Police are searching for a person who stole items from a car in Northwest Washington. The incident took place on Oct. 29 in the 2700 block of Unicorn Lane, NW.”

Public Safety Update

Washington Post: Interim police chief tells residents that D.C. will be ‘an inclusive city’ under Trump “The District’s interim police chief has taken direct oversight of an office that helps some minority and underserved residents, saying he wants to assure them of unbiased treatment even under a new president whose divisive rhetoric has frightened some groups.”

Mayor and City Council

WUSA9: DC council approves paid family leave “Paid family leave is one step closer to becoming a law in D.C. Tuesday evening, the DC council voted 9-4 to give half a million D.C. employees up to eight weeks to care for child or family member.”

NBC Washington: Dozens Camp Out to Bring Awareness to Homelessness “Dozens of people camped out in frigid temperatures to bring awareness to homelessness in the District. News 4’s Erika Gonzalez is live at an overnight vigil at Freedom Plaza.”

If you know anyone who has information regarding suspects, please call DC police.

Posted December 22 2016 at 8:53 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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