MPD Release about the L’Enfant Plaza Death Investigation

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death, which occurred in the 600 block of Maryland Avenue, Southwest, at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.

On Monday, January 12, 2015 at approximately 3:30 pm, officers from the First District, along with members of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, and Metro Transit Police, responded to the report of heavy smoke inside of the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Efforts began immediately to evacuate the station. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported multiple victims to local hospitals. One victim, an adult female was transported from the scene and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The decedent has been identified as 61-year-old Carol Glover of Alexandria, Virginia.”

4 Comment

  • Is this a formality due to the high-profile nature of the incident, or do they legitimately think there was foul play?

    • I don’t think it’s either one exactly. Someone died, so the police have to do an investigation to establish the exact cause, sequence of events, etc.; given the nature of the event it makes sense that they would include experts from those other agencies. So it’s not just a formality, although the high-profile nature of the event means the investigation will be closely scrutinized. But on the other hand it doesn’t necessarily mean they suspect foul play or anything else, though they might find out that (they think) a crime did occur.

  • Even if they find people/groups responsible, this is the gubmerment we are talking about here. There will be no real accountability or penalty. They’d be just as good releasing a brief report stating:

    “Metal Death Tubes (aka “Metro”) Are Deadly; Be Careful; Management Is Clueless; Literally This Happened Recently And Nothing Improved; Good Luck; Buy A Bike”

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