Local Digest: Man charged in co-worker’s death; pool chemicals sicken campers

THE DISTRICT
Man charged in fatal stabbing of co-worker

A man who was arrested after a fatal fight Sunday in Northeast Washington is accused of stabbing his co-worker six times with a pocketknife after an argument at a construction site, according to court documents.

Malik Bilal, 38, of Northeast Washington has been charged with second-degree murder while armed in the death of Alonzo Gregory Beasley, 52.

The stabbing occurred about 3:30 p.m. at 22nd and I streets NE in the Carver-Langston area.

— Peter Hermann

Man who was found beaten dies of injuries

A man who was found beaten Sunday night along a road in Northeast Washington has died, D.C. police said. The case has been ruled a homicide.

The man, whom police have not yet been able to identify, was found unconscious shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE.

— Peter Hermann

MARYLAND
Pool chemical release sickens campers

YMCA campers and counselors in Edgewater were rushed to hospitals Wednesday morning after a malfunctioning pool filtration system exposed them to chemicals, authorities said.

Four counselors and 31 campers, ages 6 to 16, were medically evaluated after excessive amounts of sodium hypochlorite or muriatic acid had been released into a pool at YMCA Camp Letts, said Anne Arundel County fire Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff.

Authorities said 13 people were treated for minor injuries and four or five others suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. A YMCA spokeswoman said the camp closed the pool after the spill.

— Victoria St. Martin

VIRGINIA
Candidates for Brink’s seat to debate twice

The two candidates seeking to represent Arlington and McLean in the House of Delegates agreed Wednesday to two debates before the Aug. 19 special election.

Democrat Richard “Rip” Sullivan and Republican David Foster are the only candidates on the ballot in the race for the 48th District seat vacated by Robert Brink (D), who accepted a job in the McAuliffe administration.

They will meet at 8 a.m. Aug. 5 in a Fairfax Chamber of Commerce candidates forum at 7900 W. Park Dr., Suite A550, in Tysons Corner. Topics will be limited to business issues, and preregistration is required at www.fairfaxchamber.org.

The second debate will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at George Mason University’s Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington.

— Patricia Sullivan

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