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Daily News Clips - October 2, 2017

Summary

The Metropolitan Police Department said two people were shot while inside their car in northeast Washington, D.C., before they drove onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Investigators said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road. They said the shots were fired from outside the vehicle. • A man was stabbed Sunday night on a Metro train in the District, authorities said. A Metro spokeswoman said the stabbing was reported about 8:30 p.m. on a Blue Line train headed towards Largo.

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Crime Updates

Washington Post: Man stabbed on Blue Line Metro train “A man was stabbed Sunday night on a Metro train in the District, authorities said. A Metro spokeswoman said the stabbing was reported about 8:30 p.m. on a Blue Line train headed towards Largo.”

NBC Washington: Victims of NE DC Shooting Flee to BW Parkway, Riverdale “The Metropolitan Police Department said two people were shot while inside their car in northeast Washington, D.C., before they drove onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Investigators said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road. They said the shots were fired from outside the vehicle.”

Washington Post: Metro transit police again arrest woman wanted in urine-throwing case “Metro Transit police arrested a Southeast Washington woman Friday who was wanted on a bench warrant after she failed to appear in court for allegedly throwing a cup full of urine on a Metrobus driver in August. Transit police officials said in a tweet that investigators arrest Opal Brown, 38, Friday evening, one day after a D.C. Superior Court judge issued a warrant for her arrest.”

Fox5DC: Man cited after bringing loaded gun to Reagan National Airport on Sunday “Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stopped a man from bringing a loaded handgun onto a flight on Sunday. According to TSA the man was stopped at the checkpoint with a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag. The gun was loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: ACLU trying to block search warrants that would allow DOJ to search protesters’ Facebook pages “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is demanding the government drop search warrants that would allow them to access personal Facebook pages for protesters who are accused of planning several Inauguration Day demonstrations.”

Washington Post: D.C. jail held man for 77 days after his case was dropped until another inmate flagged an attorney “A 28-year-old journeyman roofer was mistakenly held at the D.C. jail for more than two months after a misdemeanor charge against him was dismissed and was freed only after another inmate flagged his own lawyer to the problem.”

NBC Washington: Marches for Black Women, Racial Justice Meet on National Mall “Two marches occurred on the streets of Washington, D.C., and met together before continuing to the National Mall on Saturday. The March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice started their actions at different times but met up before heading to the U.S. Department of Justice headquarters and the National Mall.”

NBC Washington: Activists Sleep Outside to Protest DC Gun Violence “A group of activists held a peace walk and slept outside to raise awareness about gun violence in a D.C. neighborhood where two innocent teens were shot and killed.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: Despite financial woes, United Medical Center will not need taxpayer subsidy “Southeast Washington’s troubled public hospital will end its fiscal year without need of a taxpayer subsidy but it is facing new financial problems after regulators’ shutdown of its nursery and delivery rooms, according to information presented Friday to the hospital’s board of directors.”

Fox5DC: Dave Chappelle receives Key to the City from DC mayor “Comedian Dave Chappelle received a huge honor from his hometown of Washington D.C. as he received a Key to the City from Mayor Muriel Bowser. Chappelle was given the award at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the school he graduated from back in 1991.”

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Posted October 02 2017 at 9:40 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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