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Update: “Armed robbery suspect is in custody” About that Big Police Presence with Helicopter in Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth July 7, 2016 at 8:51 am 5 Comments

Photo by Marie Whittaker

Multiple readers report/inquire:

“For the past 30-45 minutes, a police helicopter has been circling over the Columbia heights area. Any idea what is going on?”

Marie says:

“just asked a cop– robbery suspect with a gun”

Update from MPD:

“Armed robbery suspect is in custody. All roads are now open. No threats to the community.”

  • It’s just me

    Sherman south of Irving was closed off at about 8:30, too. Not sure how for south the closure went.

    • Closed to Harvard. Saw several police cars, and a fire truck and a taped off area, but that was all I could see from my car before I had to turn.

  • wdc

    I saw that Sherman was all backed up… right after I’d navigated my was around the cop cars and police tape at the corner of Holmead and Monroe, at that really nice light blue condo conversion.
    I’m so sad for my neighborhood.

  • Hoodrat

    ANC chair reports: “The incident originated in the 14th and Park Road area, the suspects fled to Sherman Ave. Units are working to complete investigation of the crime scene and interview any witnesses.”

    So, I guess someone attempted an armed robbery at 14th and Park at 8 am? geez. then fled in the general direction of the police station?

  • Clifton

    Probably not a coincidence that there were 9 police SUVs in Meridian Hill Park a few minutes ago.


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