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Megan wrote at 6:27pm: “I was on the red line train when it pulled into metro center. We heard shots fired and everyone on the train hit the ground and the train didn’t stop, went on through. Everyone on our car was ok. What happened??”

From Metro Transit Police:

“MTPD responded to a fatal shooting on the Red Line platform at Metro Center shortly before 6:30 p.m. this evening.

One victim was pronounced at the scene. @DCPoliceDept is leading the investigation. #wmata”

From WMATA 7:29pm: “Red Line service back to single tracking due to police activity/customer fatality, but trains are bypassing the station. Use Gallery Place/Farragut North.”

From MPD: “MPD is assisting an outside law enforcement agency in reference to an officer involved shooting inside of the Metro Center Station.” Read More


Emily sends Tuesday 5:21pm at Metro Center

The Washington Post reported it happened on the platform around 3:15 p.m. “A man was stabbed and critically injured Tuesday afternoon inside the Metro Center station”

Update from Metro Transit Police:

“The Metro Transit Police Department today arrested Antownne Turner, 51, of Northeast D.C., the sole suspect in a stabbing on the Red Line platform at Metro Center Station yesterday, August 23. Turner was taken into custody without incident on the 2200 block of I St. NW. Read More

Thanks to Fox for sending around 8:20 this morning: “Still smells so had to have happened in the overnight hours.”

From DC Fire and EMS: “Update 2 Alarm fire 900 F St NW. 10 story occupied hotel with fire in walls & ceiling 6th & possibly 7th floor. Occupants evacuated. No injuries.”

“Box Alarm 9th & F Sts NW. #DCsBravest on scene with outside patio area on fire. Fire extension to building awning. Checking for extension into interior.”

“2 Alarm fire 900 block F St NW. Fire in walls 6th floor apartment with extension to 7th floor of 10 story building. Aprox 20 units & 100 personnel operating.” Read More

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Jacob sends the sad news, and a reminder that those dying are not simply statistics:

“It is with great sorrow that we share the news that Moises Alfaro, who many of us at Hogan Lovells and the surrounding DC area knew as the owner of “Moises Alfaro Shoe Shine and Repair,” recently passed away from COVID-19. Moises was always quick with a friendly smile and a compliment. He worked hard, and his mastery of the art of the shoeshine has kept the spring in our steps for years. Moises also touched many people’s lives by spending part of his time teaching Spanish. Moises leaves behind a wife and three children. Please consider contributing to THIS GoFundMe account set up to assist his wife and children during this painful time.”

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