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Daily News Clips - October 4, 2017

Summary

A D.C. man is under arrest after he allegedly threatened to kill a Metrobus driver on Tuesday. Police say the suspect refused to pay his fare, then confronted the driver with a knife and threatened his life more than once. According to a Metro spokesman, the suspect had a folding knife with a 3 1/2 inch blade. • Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody in the District. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street in Northwest. The suspect is described as an African-American man, 5’10” tall, around 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and dark shoes.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: DC man armed with knife arrested for threatening to kill Metrobus driver, police say “A D.C. man is under arrest after he allegedly threatened to kill a Metrobus driver on Tuesday. Police say the suspect refused to pay his fare, then confronted the driver with a knife and threatened his life more than once. According to a Metro spokesman, the suspect had a folding knife with a 3 1/2 inch blade.”

WUSA: DC police search for escaped prisoner “Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped custody in the District. The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the 600 block of Lamont Street in Northwest. The suspect is described as an African-American man, 5’10” tall, around 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and dark shoes.”

NBC Washington: Police: Gunpoint Robberies Target Latino Construction Workers “Police are searching for two persons of interest in a series of gunpoint robberies of Latino construction workers in the Trinidad neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C. They have released video from a security camera that showed two men running from a Sept. 26 robbery scene in the 1800 block of H Street, Northeast. Investigators said the men could be involved in as many as four robberies in recent weeks.”

WUSA: MISSING: 14-year-old girl in NE DC, Maniya Griffin ” The D.C. police department needs the public’s help in finding 14-year-old Maniya Griffin. She’s been missing since Sept. 22. Maniya was last seen in the 1200 block of Morse Street, Northeast. She was reported missing on Oct. 2, which was 10 days after she was last seen.”

NBC Washington: Woman Who Threw Urine at Bus Driver Tested Positive for Drugs “The woman who admitted to throwing a cup of her own urine at D.C. bus driver in August tested positive for PCP following her initial arrest. Opal Brown had a court appearance Monday where a judge revealed that drug tests came back positive for PCP in at least two occasions.”

NBC Washington: US Orders 15 Cuban Diplomats to Leave Embassy in DC “The United States expelled 15 of Cuba’s diplomats Tuesday to protest its failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana, plunging diplomatic ties between the countries to levels unseen in years.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: DC Air National Guard Takes Supplies to Puerto Rico “The D.C. Air National Guard loaded an Air Force plane full of supplies bound for Puerto Rico.”

NBC Washington: Federal Records Show New Immigration Policies Delay Local Cases, Increase Court Backlog “Newly released records… show the severe impact new immigration policies have in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; one former judge says it’s making the huge immigration court case backlog even worse.”

Washington Post: Immigrants rush to file last DACA renewals by Thursday “More than 100,000 young undocumented immigrants — nearly 69 percent of those eligible — have applied to renew their work permits ahead of a Thursday deadline set by President Trump as part of his decision to end President Obama’s signature deportation-relief program.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. weighs gun law appeal, with fate of restrictions nationwide in the balance “D.C. officials say they will decide this week whether to ask the Supreme Court to review a ruling striking down the city’s restrictions on carrying concealed guns — a choice that could determine the fate of similar laws in cities such as New York and Los Angeles and that is being closely watched by national gun-control activists.”

Fox5DC: DC councilmember offers help to illegal immigrants arrested in ICE raids “D.C. councilmember David Grosso is offering to help illegal immigrants recently arrested during ICE raids. The raids targeted undocumented immigrants in cities across the U.S. that have been deemed sanctuary cities. The raids were carried out in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. In the District, 14 illegal immigrants were arrested.”

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

Posted October 04 2017 at 1:25 PM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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