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Daily News Clips - November 8, 2017

Summary

A double shooting in Northwest D.C. left one man dead and another injured Tuesday evening, according to authorities. DC police said the shooting happened in the 1300 block of Rittenhouse Street, Northwest at about 8:20 p.m. Officials said two men were shot. One man succumbed to his injuries and the other was being treated at the hospital, authorities said. • A man has been arrested after authorities said he set a fire at the Embassy of Malaysia and vandalized the Embassy of Austria. Versie Segers is accused of throwing an incendiary device over the fence line at the Embassy of Malaysia in Northwest Washington Saturday. The incendiary device included a T-shirt soaked in alcohol to potentially fuel the fire. Secret Service agents helped extinguish the fire, according to the court filings.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: Northwest DC double shooting leaves 1 dead “A double shooting in Northwest D.C. left one man dead and another injured Tuesday evening, according to authorities. DC police said the shooting happened in the 1300 block of Rittenhouse Street, Northwest at about 8:20 p.m. Officials said two men were shot. One man succumbed to his injuries and the other was being treated at the hospital, authorities said.”

NBC Washington: Man Set Fire, Vandalized 2 Embassies in NW DC “A man has been arrested after authorities said he set a fire at the Embassy of Malaysia and vandalized the Embassy of Austria. Versie Segers is accused of throwing an incendiary device over the fence line at the Embassy of Malaysia in Northwest Washington Saturday. The incendiary device included a T-shirt soaked in alcohol to potentially fuel the fire. Secret Service agents helped extinguish the fire, according to the court filings.”

Fox5DC: Texas man held without bond after being arrested outside of White House, making threats online “A Texas man is being without bond after he was arrested outside the White House Monday, and made threatening posts on Facebook. Michael Arega made his first appearance in federal court on Tuesday, where the judge ordered a competency exam to see if he’s fit to stand trial.”

Washington Post: Report of a suspicious package near U.S. Capitol causes some morning delays “Some streets around the U.S. Capitol were closed Tuesday morning after a report of a suspicious package. Some of the streets around Columbus Circle, including Delaware and D streets NE, were affected.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Firefighter Hurt Battling Northeast DC Apartment Fire “One firefighter is hurt after battling a fire in an apartment Tuesday afternoon in Northeast D.C., officials say. Heavy fire was seen on the second floor and in the attic of a building on the 600 block of 14th Place NE, the D.C. fire department said. The home is near Miner Elementary School. D.C. firefighters arrived about 3:15 p.m. and put out the blaze.”

Fox5DC: Vietnam veterans remembered with name reading ceremony “In honor of all our service men and women who’ve sacrificed for this country, events leading up to Veteran’s Day are getting underway. At the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on Tuesday afternoon, volunteers started reading the names of every soldier killed.”

Mayor and City Council

NBC Washington: D.C. Councilman Proposes Relief for Cemeteries Buried in Skyrocketing Water Bills “Cemeteries in Washington, D.C., have new hope in getting relief from their skyrocketing water bills. On Tuesday, D.C. Councilman Brandon Todd introduced legislation to lower the fee that’s causing the problem.”

Washington Post: D.C. lawmakers cut short contract for operator of District’s only public hospital “The D.C. Council narrowly voted Tuesday to not to extend a multimillion-dollar contract for the company running the District’s only public hospital, as lawmakers voiced concerns about allegations of mismanagement and a string of recent medical incidents that have raised questions about patient safety.”

Washington Post: D.C.’s next monument could honor Marion Barry “The D.C. Council on Tuesday preliminarily approved a plan to erect an 8-foot-tall bronze statue outside city hall in Barry’s honor, placing a likeness of the District’s most famous local politician on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a couple of blocks from the White House and on one of the city’s best-known boulevards.”

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Posted November 08 2017 at 11:20 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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