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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Washington DC.

Friday
Nov212014

Woman with Handgun Arrested Outside White House

(WASHINGTON) -- Secret Service agents arrested a woman who was carrying a 9-millimeter handgun outside the White House Thursday night, shortly after President Obama finished his announcement on immigration reform, according to federal law enforcement sources.

Plainclothes agents saw April Lenhart with the handgun holstered on the north side of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue about 8:30 p.m., sources told ABC News. Uniformed agents who were alerted then arrested her.

Lenhart, 23, of Michigan, was with a man who wasn't arrested, according to sources. Secret Service agents hoped to get a search warrant to look through her car, which was nearby.

The incident came a day after R.J. Kapheim was arrested one block from the White House after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition.


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Thursday
Nov202014

Secret Service: Man Caught with Rifle in Car Near White House

(WASHINGTON) -- The Secret Service arrested a 41-year-old Iowa man one block from the White House Wednesday, after a search of his car uncovered a rifle and ammunition, law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News.

The man, R.J. Kapheim, of Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniform division officer on the corner of 15th Street and E Street NW in Washington, D.C. just before 1 p.m. and “stated that someone in Iowa told him to go to the White House,” said Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor.

Kapheim was not threatening in any way, but his behavior was deemed suspicious, Mainor said.

Officers located and searched Kapheim's vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with Iowa tags. A .30-30 rifle, and ammunition -- about 40 rounds -- were found in the car, along with a 6-inch blade, officials said.

Kapheim's being held on charges of possessing an unregistered firearm, among other charges that are forthcoming, Mainor added.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Person of Interest Sought in NW DC October Assault

(WASHINGTON) -- Police are seeking the public's help with identifying and locating a person of interest in an assault incident that occurred last month in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Police released surveillance video Tuesday of what they're calling an assault with a dangerous weapon offense that happened around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 on the 1300 block of 14th Street NW.

Anyone with information on the case or the person being sought is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.


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Tuesday
Nov182014

Police Charge Man in Fatal Monday Night Stabbing

(WASHINGTON) -- A 23-year-old man has been charged Monday night in a fatal stabbing in Northeast Washington, D.C.

Metro Police said when they arrived at a home on the 5000 block of Just Street NE around 9:20 p.m. they found James Byron Davis suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The 53-year-old man was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have arrested Davon Davis in the crime. He's charged with second-degree murder while armed.


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Monday
Nov172014

Police ID Man Fatally Stabbed in Landover

(WASHINGTON) -- Police have identified a man who was found fatally stabbed in Landover, Md. Sunday.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Emory Hursey, of Southeast Washington, D.C., according to Prince George's County Police.

Officials said around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the 8500 block of Landover Road on a report of a stabbing, and at the scene officers found Hursey inside a banquette hall, suffering from apparent stab wounds. Hursey was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

"The preliminary investigation reveals a party was being held at the banquette hall. Detectives believe the victim became involved in a fight. During the fight, the victim was stabbed," Prince George's County Police said in a statement.

Investigators are still working to identify suspects in the case.


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