THE DISTRICT
Firefighter injured during training

A D.C. firefighter was injured Wednesday when he fell off a ladder during a training exercise at the academy in Southwest Washington, according to the department.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital with a broken leg, said a fire department spokesman.

He said the firefighter had climbed 30 feet up a
100-foot ladder extended from
a firetruck.

The ladder suddenly shifted, he said, causing the firefighter to fall.

— Peter Hermann

THE REGION
'Beltway Bank Bandit' is wanted by FBI

A serial bank robber dubbed the “Beltway Bank Bandit” is wanted by the FBI after he robbed 13 banks and a department store in the D.C. region, officials said Friday.

The FBI said in a statement that the suspect is believed to have committed 14 robberies between December 2017 and October.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s or 30s, standing between 5 feet 7 and
6 feet 2 and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. Authorities said he wore different disguises during the robberies, including a wig, a baseball cap and a hijab.

— Justin Wm. Moyer