Washington, DC

Thanks to all who’ve been sending reports about the large police presence in Georgetown. Alan Henney reported:

“GEORGETOWN MANHUNT— 3200 blk Water St NW-DC (3200 blk K St NW, et al). A wanted man has fled from the police. He is on foot, possibly armed and hiding in the neighborhood. He is wanted for armed robbery among other charges.”

Readers send photos from the courtyard of papermill: Read More


Ed. Note: This is the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration that we’ve spoken about a few times. You can read about its mission here.

Alyssa (and many others) report yesterday and this morning: “Any reports of helicopter activity? I saw this one yesterday, but it wasn’t flying nearly as low and I only saw it once. Read More


via google maps

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 8:51 pm, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, inside of a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 25 year-old Glenn Wright, of Northeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Further north on Georgia Avenue roads were closed near MPD’s 4D Headquarters due to protesters. From DC Traffic Police around 6:30pm: Read More


Better Late Than Never

Photo by Laura Scalzo

From MPD (received 10/22):

“Upcoming Helicopter Flight Activity in Washington D.C.

The Department of Energy will be conducting low- altitude mapping within the District of Columbia this week October 19-23 and next week until October 28 (weather dependent). They will be utilizing a Bell 412 twin engine helicopter, 150-500 feet above ground level, at various hours and locations throughout the city.Read More


Photo by Laura Scalzo

Been getting tons of queries about that super low helicopter spotted all over Takoma, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase and elsewhere today. From the NNSA:

“The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Washington, D.C. and areas in and around the Nation’s capital beginning on October 19 in preparation for the Presidential Inauguration. The inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 20, 2021. Read More


Michael asks at 11:45pm: “Chopper looks like it’s circling SE of Eastern Market, spotlight out, anyone got a clue what’s going on?”

Thanks to Sawyer for sending the video (below): “from the 1350 Potomac Ave SE vehicle collision with guard rail outside of Harris Teeter. Police arrived quickly – no person is in the vehicle. Helicopter circling area Vehicle appears to have been stolen. EMS has not arrived – no injuries.”

Alert DC reports as of 7:46am Friday: “DDOT reports the westbound lanes in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, between 13th Street and Potomac Avenue have reopened while the 700-900 blocks of 13th Street, SE, between Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues remain closed until further notice.” Read More


Photo by Ari Hoffman

Ari wrote around midnight: “massive police chase just ended in front of my apartment @ 5th and NY Ave NW. Helicopter too. Cops swarmed the van they were chasing with guns drawn.”

LNWC writes: “As far as the “what’s that helicopter doing?” game goes, that’s a new one.”

The always listening Alan Henney reports: “HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM ANNE ARUNDEL CO into PG and DC. Suspect reportedly had 25kilos of meth wanted by DEA, led police on a chase at 100+ m.p.h. He dumped contraband in Mt. Rainier and has been stopped at 5th St and NY Ave NW-DC. Eagle overhead”


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