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December 22, 2013
THE REGION
Gunman forces man from Metro, robs him

A man was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to ride five stops on Metrorail before being robbed and released, Metro officials said.

The victim was taken by train about 9:45 p.m. Friday from the Naylor Road station to the Waterfront station, both on the Green Line, officials said.

Investigators said the kidnapper’s gun was apparently covered by a sweatshirt as he and the victim rode the train, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said.

After reaching Waterfront, the two apparently left the station and went to two nearby businesses, where the victim was forced to withdraw money from ATMs, Stessel said.

The two then returned to the Waterfront station in the 300 block of M Street SW, where the kidnapper and the victim boarded separate trains, Stessel said.

Transit police said they suspect that the robber rode back to Naylor Road, in Temple Hills.

The victim was uninjured, Metro said.

ATMs have been installed at more than 30 Metro stations, but neither Naylor Road nor Waterfront has one.

Police released photos in connection with their investigation and asked for help in identifying the person shown.

— Martin Weil

Maryland
Police make arrest after fatal shooting

Prince George’s County police said they arrested Ronte Travell Muhyee, 20, accused of fatally shooting one man and critically wounding another early Saturday.

Police said the shootings occurred about 10:15 a.m. near the 9600 block of Marlboro Pike.

The man who was killed was identified as Douglas Antonio Romero Argueta, 29, a maintenance worker from Gaithersburg.

— Leah Binkovitz

The District
NE incident leaves one dead, one injured

One man was killed and another was wounded Sunday on Saratoga Avenue NE, police said.

The homicide victim was identified as Michael Davis, 24, of Northeast, Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, said.

The other man, who was not identified, was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Metcalf said.

The incident occurred around 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, police said.

— Michael Alison Chandler

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