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The mishap prompted United Airlines, the dominant carrier at Dulles, to hold three flights, with the longest delay 11 minutes. Six passengers missed their connections, Yingling said.

-- Lisa Rein

Dulles ramp to close

Construction will close the exit ramp from the eastbound Dulles Connector Road onto Dolley Madison Boulevard overnight next week.

The ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. for five days beginning Monday. The closing is required to allow construction of one the many piers that will support the aerial guideway for the rail system.

Drivers will be directed to use the exit ramp to southbound Route 123, and to use the traffic signal to access the northbound lanes. Police will be on site.

-- Ashley Halsey IIII


Teenager fatally shot

D.C. police identified a man shot to death late Wednesday night in Southeast Washington as Calvin L. Woodland, the younger brother of D.C. Council member Jim Graham's chief of staff.

Woodland, 18, was found about 10:30 p.m. lying in a parking lot near his home in the 800 block of Barnaby Place SE, police said. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, police said.

Woodland is the son of the late Calvin Woodland Sr., a prominent community activist with deep ties to the local African American community.

His older brother, Calvin B. Woodland Jr., has worked for Graham (D-Ward 1) since his first election in 1998. In December, Graham promoted Woodland to chief of staff to succeed Ted G. Loza, who has been indicted on bribery charges.

Police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information in the case. Graham's office sent an e-mail to council members Thursday morning about a vigil held by the Woodland family that night at 828 Barnaby St. SE.

-- Tim Craig and Jerry Markon

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