Local digest: D.C. area news briefs

October 31, 2013
THE DISTRICT
Juvenile stabbed
at Metro station

A juvenile was stabbed during a fight involving several people Thursday night at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in Southwest Washington, according to a Metro official and D.C. police.

Caroline Lukas, a Metro spokeswoman, said the victim was alert when taken to a hospital. The victim’s condition was not immediately available.D.C. police said the victim is a juvenile.

The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the station at Seventh Street and Maryland Avenue Southwest, a block south of the Mall and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

It could not be learned whether arrests had been made. No trains were delayed.

— Peter Hermann

MARYLAND
Pair may be linked to
2 robbery attempts

Montgomery County police said they suspect that two men involved in an attempted robbery at a CVS store in Potomac early Wednesday tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank branch in Rockville a day earlier.

In the CVS incident, police said, the men tried to rob the 24-hour store, in the 7900 block of Tuckerman Lane, just after 4 a.m. But the men ran out without taking anything, police said.

One of the men was described as a black male in his 20s who appeared to be wearing a fake beard that covered most of his face. He also wore a black baseball cap with a white insignia, a black hooded sweatshirt with a gray logo, camouflage pants and black tennis shoes, police said. He was armed with a handgun, they said.

The other man, also described as a black male in his 20s, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that was white on the front and dark on the back and sleeves, police said. They said he also wore blue jeans and a black mask.

In the earlier incident, police said, two men entered the Wells Fargo branch in the 110 block of Congressional Lane in Rockville just before 11 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money from a bank teller. One leapt over the counter, police said, and the other fired a shot from a handgun into the ceiling. Police said the men fled the bank without getting any money.

No one was reported injured in either incident.

— Dana Hedgpeth

VIRGINIA
Mega Millions
winnings claimed

The mystery about one of the winners of a $189 million Mega Millions drawing in May is over. Lewis Howard of Cumberland received a check from the Virginia Lottery’s executive director, Paula Otto, in Richmond on Thursday.

The winning ticket, sold in Farmville, remained unclaimed for more than five months. It matched all six numbers in the May 17 drawing.

The Virginia Lottery says Howard will split the $189 million jackpot with the holder of a winning ticket bought in New Jersey. He chose to take a single cash payment of about $73 million before taxes. The ticket bought in New Jersey also has been claimed.

Howard said he waited to claim his prize so that he could make good decisions.

He’s the seventh Mega Millions jackpot winner in Virginia

— Associated Press

Candidate’s brother accused of sign theft

The brother of the Democratic candidate for Fairfax County sheriff was charged Thursday with petit larceny after he was accused of stealing two signs of the Republican candidate outside a Vienna restaurant, Vienna police said.

Erik M. Kleiner, 48, is the brother of Fairfax Sheriff’s Capt. Stacey Kincaid, the Democratic candidate in a special election next week to replace Stan G. Barry, who has retired. Kleiner was charged in a warrant sworn out by Bryan A. Wolfe, a retired Fairfax City officer and the Republican candidate, police said. Kleiner had not been served with the warrant or arrested as of Thursday afternoon, Officer Gary Lose said.

Kleiner said in an e-mail that “this situation is incredibly ridiculous and a complete waste of time.” He said he “was certain I had permission” to remove Wolfe’s signs, “but if I misunderstood. It is my fault.”

Kincaid said she didn’t know of her brother’s actions. “My younger brother did this without my knowledge or approval,” she said. “I don’t condone vandalism or theft.”

— Tom Jackman

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