THE REGION

Metrobus driver attacked: A Metrobus driver was attacked and robbed at knifepoint yesterday morning as she sat in her bus in Southeast Washington, preparing for the first run of the day on Route A9, Metro officials said.

The driver, who had been on the job for nine months, was at South Capitol Street and Southern Avenue at 5 a.m. when she saw a man and a woman in a beige Acura, Metro spokeswoman Cheryl Johnson said. The man got out of the car, boarded the bus and started hitting the bus driver in the head, Johnson said.

The assailant had a knife, and the bus driver was cut on her arms and hands as she tried to fend him off, Johnson said. The man took the driver's purse and fled, she said. The bus driver called police and was taken to Greater Southeast Community Hospital, where she was treated for cuts and released.

VIRGINIA

Slaying suspect arrested: Fairfax County police said yesterday that they have arrested a 21-year-old Woodburn area man in connection with the slaying of his aunt.

Ludwig Manfredo Ramos-Vega, of the 3400 block of Luttrell Road, is charged with murder, police said. He is being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

Police said Edna Nineth Vega-Cordon, 30, was asphyxiated. Her body was found early Tuesday in the Luttrell Road home. In a search warrant, investigators said Vega-Cordon had what appeared to be ligature marks on her upper body and a possible puncture wound.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.