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Man Found Stabbed in Hotel Was Hill Resident — The 30-year-old lawyer found stabbed to death in an upscale hotel near Thomas Circle on Tuesday lived near 4th and East Capitol streets NE. Police released video of a suspect. [Washington Post]

Convenience Store Caught Selling Synthetic Marijuana — The store in the Mobil gas station at 814 Bladensburg Road NE will be forced to close today after officials found the store selling synthetic marijuana marketed as potpourri. This is the first such closure in the District. [WAMU]

Fans Pulled Smoke to Passengers Trapped on Metro Train — The National Transportation Safety Board found that the fans meant to ventilate the train trapped near L’Enfant Plaza on Jan. 12 actually pulled in deadly smoke. They also found that Metro was not properly prepared to handle smoke in stations. [Washington Times]

Ugly Mug Expansion Under More Community Review — Neighbors of the Barracks Row bar The Ugly Mug have another month to weigh in the owner’s plan to add seating and a retractable roof. ANC 6B opted to take more time to reach an agreement with the owner. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Third Street Tunnel Construction — Starting Feb. 24, lanes of I-395 near the Capitol Building will close overnight. Construction of the Capitol Crossing mixed-use development is expected to affect traffic for four years, after a previously plan to shut down part of the freeway was scrapped. [WTOP]


Police carA woman walking on 16th Street NE was sexually assaulted on Thursday by a man with a tattoo of a cross on his face, police said.

The woman was walking on the 1100 block of 16th Street NE about 12:15 a.m. Thursday when she was approached by a man. He sexually assaulted and robbed her, police said.

The suspect’s face tattoo is on his right cheek, police said. He is in his 30s, has short hair and a medium complexion, and stands about 5-foot-6, according to police. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted by text message to 50411. D.C. Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.


Police are hunting for three men spotted on the scene of an armed robbery on Bladensburg Road NE earlier this month.

The men caught on video are persons of interest in the investigation of a store robbery on the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE at Neal Street NE, police said Wednesday. The crime occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, according to police.

The men — one of who grinned as he walked into the business — were caught on store surveillance cameras.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text a tip to the MPD’s text tip line at 50411. The MPD offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense committed in the District of Columbia.


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