Man in costume jumps
White House barrier

A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu jumped a concrete barrier outside the White House Tuesday morning and was quickly taken into custody, according to the Secret Service and a police report.

During the incident, D.C. police said the person — dressed as the short, chubby yellow cartoon — dropped a backpack near the southern fence along E Street Northwest. Police and fire departments were called to the scene; police and the Secret Service said the backpack contained nothing hazardous.

Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, was charged with unlawful entry.

The incident occurred about 9:45 a.m. along E Street, near the Ellipse. The Secret Service said Combs was near an outer perimeter fence when he jumped the barrier. He stated to police he was unarmed and started climbing the fence, the police report says. The fence is marked by a sign: "Restricted Area Do Not Enter."

Authorities did not describe a motive.

— Peter Hermann

U-Md. shooting is
drug-related, police say

A shooting outside the University of Maryland at College Park on Saturday stemmed from a drug sale, according to Prince George's County police.

Authorities said Tuesday they charged Jenare Marriott, 26, of no fixed address, with attempted murder, robbery and assault in connection with the nonfatal shooting.

The shooting occurred about 8:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue about a block away from the campus, police said. Police responding to the report of a shooting found one man shot and another injured. Both are university students, police said.

— Lynh Bui

Man dies in crash;
tried to pass truck

Authorities have identified a man who died in a crash when his vehicle struck another car head-on as he tried to pass a tractor-trailer along a road in Loudoun County.

The incident unfolded just before 5 a.m. Friday on Route 9, about a mile west of Route 611, outside Hillsboro.

The driver of a Kia, Kevin R. Bell, 60, of Inwood, W.Va., died at the scene, according to police. He was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of a Dodge Charger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

— Dana Hedgpeth