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“Dear PoP,

Why did the zoo close early today?

there were a ton of people filing down into the woodley park metro earlier and a bunch of cops doing crowd control.”

@DCfireems tweeted (and I retweeted @PoPville):

“Update – 2900 blk Conn Av NW – MPD & National Zoo Police investigating

Update – stabbing – 2900 blk Connecticut av NW – EMS transporting – 1 teenage male – priority 1 – serious, potentially life-threatening”

NBCWashington reports:

They [MPD, DCFireems] found a teen stabbed in the chest, according to Fire and EMS. The teen was taken to Children’s National Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

As the zoo’s annual Easter Monday African-American Family Celebration ended at about 4 p.m., there was an altercation near the small mammal house on zoo grounds, and juveniles were removed from the property.


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