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Man’s body pulled from Potomac River

District authorities pulled a body from the Potomac River on Tuesday afternoon near Southwest Washington, officials said.

D.C. fire boats were called to an area near Hains Point and the 14th Street bridge where they found the body just before 5 p.m., said Battalion Fire Chief Brian Lee, a fire department spokesman.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate, but officials did not say whether there were any signs of trauma to the body, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman. The body was identified only as a man.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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