Correction to This Article
A Nov. 6 Metro item incorrectly said that a George Washington University student who admitted to making false reports of swastikas drawn on her dormitory door would face no student judicial review. The student will face such action.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Student's Swastika Claim Unravels

A George Washington University student who told school officials that someone had drawn swastikas on her dormitory room door was responsible for the incidents, a university spokeswoman said yesterday.

The student, who was not identified, had said swastikas appeared on her door over several days last month. A hidden camera positioned in response to the incidents, in Mitchell Hall, led police to interview the student, who admitted responsibility, said the spokeswoman, Tracy Schario.

The student will not face student judicial action, and officials will determine whether D.C. or federal laws were broken, Schario said.

Over the weekend, another GWU student was identified in connection with the writing of racial epithets and the drawing of swastikas on doors in another dorm, New Hall, Schario said. The U.S. attorney's office is reviewing the case to determine whether criminal charges should be filed. That student has been barred from campus.

-- Valerie Strauss


Robbery Suspect Dies in Car Crash

A man suspected in a strong-arm robbery died late Sunday in a car crash in the District after being chased by Montgomery County police officers, police said.

Ricardo C. Ebron, 45, of Northeast Washington crashed into a fence just south of the Montgomery County line about 11:20 p.m., shortly after eluding Montgomery officers, said Cpl. Jimmy Robinson, a Montgomery police spokesman.

The crash occurred in the 7000 block of Eastern Avenue, just south of Silver Spring, Robinson said. No one else was injured in the crash, which is being investigated by D.C. police, Robinson said.

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