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Daily News Clips - November 29, 2017

Summary

Police are trying to track down a man who attacked and robbed a woman inside Union Station. It was just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when Termia Logan got off the Metro and came to the mall area inside Union Station to return merchandise after a day at work. She said she got to the top of the escalator near the H&M store when the man bashed her face with a closed fist knocking her out cold on the floor. It caused blood to pour from her face and her eye was swollen shut. • A Northwest Washington community helped the police find a suspect accused of assaulting a stranger and a police officer. A Metropolitan Police Department report showed the crimes happened near Meridian Hill Park Tuesday morning, but the document did not mention a motive.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Woman viciously assaulted by man inside Union Station “Police are trying to track down a man who attacked and robbed a woman inside Union Station. It was just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when Termia Logan got off the Metro and came to the mall area inside Union Station to return merchandise after a day at work. She said she got to the top of the escalator near the H&M store when the man bashed her face with a closed fist knocking her out cold on the floor. It caused blood to pour from her face and her eye was swollen shut.”

WJLA: Community helps police find teen accused of assaulting stranger, DC Police officer “A Northwest Washington community helped the police find a suspect accused of assaulting a stranger and a police officer. A Metropolitan Police Department report showed the crimes happened near Meridian Hill Park Tuesday morning, but the document did not mention a motive.”

Fox5DC: Multi-vehicle accident causes delays on American Legion Bridge “A multi-vehicle accident closed the inner-loop of the American Legion Bridge for about an hour Wednesday morning. The accident was reported around 6:30 a.m. on the section of the bridge heading from Virginia into Maryland. It involved at least seven vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, and caused drivers to sit in traffic for upwards of two hours.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC-Area Officials Vow to Crack Down on Deadly Traffic Violations “Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians throughout the D.C. area should be extra careful to follow traffic laws in the coming week—for their personal safety and their wallets. Through Dec. 3 or later, police say they will ticket more drivers who fail to yield and pedestrians who jaywalk. Tickets for traffic violations like jaywalking or failing to yield could cost you between $40 and $500 or points against your driver’s license, officials say.”

NBC Washington: DC Archdiocese Sues Metro for Rejecting Christmas Ads “The Archdiocese of Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against Metro after the transit agency refused to sell space on buses for Christmas fundraising ads, citing its ban on “issue-oriented advertising.” The suit filed Tuesday argues that Metro is “hostile to religion” and violates the Archdiocese’s right to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion by rejecting the ad. The design says “Find the perfect gift” and shows shepherds and sheep, as in a classic Nativity scene.”

Fox5DC: Investigation claims Ballou’s 2017 graduating class may not have meet graduation requirements “The Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools is expected to address a bombshell report from a WAMU / NPR investigation that claims many students in Ballou High School’s 2017 graduating class should have been held back. Ballou’s class of 2017 gained nationwide attention for a reaching a huge milestone when every graduating senior received at least one college acceptance letter.”

WJLA: DC tries pilot project to cut congestion caused by ride-share drivers picking up customers

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Posted November 29 2017 at 10:04 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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