5 men stabbed near
nightclub in NE

Five men were stabbed early Sunday in Northeast Washington, authorities said.

The stabbings took place around 3 a.m. in the 2100 block of Queens Chapel Road NE, near Stadium nightclub, D.C. police said.

The men suffered injuries to their upper bodies, but none of the wounds appeared to be life-threatening.

— Maggie Fazeli Fard

Sewage truck crash might affect waters

An accident involving a sewage truck shut down eastbound Route 50 in Arlington for about four and half hours Sunday morning, and the spilled waste prompted county officials to warn people against contact with the waters of South Four Mile Run until at least Wednesday.

At about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Route 50 and Fillmore Street, a vehicle rear-ended a sewage truck and caused the truck to leak waste, county officials said.

Traffic in both directions was shut down until about 11:30 a.m., as police and fire officials contained the spill.

Because of the spill, police have advised Arlington residents and their pets to avoid the waters of South Four Mile Run from Columbia Pike south to the county line.

— T. Rees Shapiro

Charges upgraded
after boy dies

A man who was caring for a 2-year-old Suitland boy was charged with murder Saturday after the child died, Prince George’s County police said.

Police identified the boy as Jamir K. Shipe of the 3800 block of Swann Road. They said he was found Wednesday after police were called to Swann Road. He was taken to a hospital and treated for a head injury and other injuries. He died Thursday.

Police said Clifton Edward Bernard, 26, who was “in a relationship” with the boy’s biological mother, was first charged with attempted murder and child abuse.

— Clarence Williams