As word spread Wednesday of suspicious packages addressed to prominent political figures and at least one media outlet, some members of Congress said the unsettling news signals a need to tone down political differences ahead of the midterm elections.
A third person is now under arrest, charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old girl in Northeast D.C. over the summer. Makiyah Wilson, 10, was shot to death July 16 when four gunmen opened fire on a group of people in an apartment courtyard in the Clay Terrace neighborhood of Northeast D.C. in July. Wilson’s mother said the girl was on her way to an ice cream truck when she was fatally struck.
“Folks who are using the most recent batch of K2 are exhibiting symptoms of being in a comatose state and passing out,” said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham. “It’s creating a drain on Fire and EMS resources and police resources.”
Dozens of people who live near D.C.’s Logan Circle crammed into a meeting room Monday night to talk about a crime that has left the neighborhood on edge: the fatal stabbing of runner Wendy Martinez.
The mayor’s office, citing numbers from D.C. Fire and EMS, said first responders treated or transported 1,663 patients to hospitals for “symptoms consistent with synthetic drug overdoses” from July 14 through Sept. 23.
After police fielded criticism for failing to contain violence last year, D.C. authorities are prioritizing communication and outreach in an effort to keep the peace amid tensions over “Unite the Right 2” rallies. Meanwhile, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be on her way to El Salvador for a prior commitment.
After the arrest of 234 people charged for rioting during President Trump’s inauguration, without a single jury conviction, D.C.’s police chief suggests the District rejigger its rioting law.
The events around the All-Star Game are expected to generate a $70 million boost to the city’s economy, according to D.C. leaders. And D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said fans need to ensure ticket scammers don’t make a dime.
The June 22 incident near Sheriff Road and Eastern Avenue has prompted criticism about how the department polices Wards 7 and 8. While Peter Newsham defended the officers’ asking a group of men for ID, he agreed with a council member that police should be mindful of avoiding tension with the public.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials previewed the city’s preparations for the July Fourth holiday.
D.C. police announced Tuesday morning that a grand jury has indicted the DNA profile of an unknown serial rapist who attacked women in area hotels between 1998 and 2006. It is the first time that a “John Doe” DNA profile has been indicted in D.C.
The D.C. Police Department has denied the appeal of termination for an officer who shot and killed a motorcyclist in 2016.
The suspects ordered some items from the ice cream truck driver and “while our victim went to retrieve the items, one of the suspects produced a fire arm and announced a robbery,” said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.
D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the man being chased by police Tuesday night ran to an alley, where he pulled out a gun and began shooting at the pursuing officers.
The Washington Capitals will celebrate their 2018 Stanley Cup with a parade in downtown D.C. and a rally on the National Mall on June 12, the team announced.
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