The attack occurred on the 1200 block of 24th Street NW about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim was standing by his car and arguing with another man about a parking area near the Park Hyatt Washington hotel, according to authorities. The individual bickering with the victim then used a chain to hit the man, injuring him.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the victim sought treatment for his injuries.
Police arrested 53-year-old Eduardo Rosado of Arlington for assault with a dangerous weapon. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.
A man also was hit in the head and robbed in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning, according to authorities.
The violent robbery happened near 11th and Lamont streets NW about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The victim was walking about a block north of Tubman Elementary School when someone assaulted him and took his cellphone, wallet and keys.
The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
Photo via Google Maps
Dozens of people gathered in West End this afternoon to rally in favor of letting Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson participate in the third presidential debate next Wednesday.
Supporters waving signs and cutouts of Johnson’s head met outside of the Commission on Presidential Debates office at 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW to chant “let Gary debate!”
— Tim Regan (@MrTimRegan) October 13, 2016
Some attendees, like Dustan Bower, came in part to protest the system by which we choose our president.
“I think that the two old parties… basically are completely detached from the reality of most voters,” Bowser said. “They try to force them into one of these positions.”
For brothers Scott and Tyler Nielson, the rally was a way to show support for the candidate they thought would do the best job in office.
“I legitimately believe Gary Johnson is a better choice. He’s more qualified than either of the major party candidates,” Tyler said. “Gary Johnson and Bill Weld could do a better job of governing by consensus,” added his brother, Scott.
Reese Sadler, who lives in Lynchburg, Va., said he drove hours to attend today’s event.
“We need a third party among Hillary and Donald,” Sadler said while clutching a massive Johnson head. “There’s two scandalous nominees who are running, so we need a sensible candidate.”
And it wasn’t just staunch Libertarians that rallied for Johnson, either. Amber Kasbeer said she thought current U.S. President Barack Obama “did a great job,” given the circumstances. But she stressed that the country needed another calm, collected leader at the helm.
“Given the choices this year, it’s really hard for me to press any sort of vote button other than for someone I feel is a decent human being,” Kasbeer said. “It’s almost becoming kind of like religious sects, in a way. Neither one is listening to each other anymore. That’s kind of disturbing.”
Local restaurants and other area businesses are scheduled to have booths on the 2200 block of I Street NW near the Metro station from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the party, according to GW. Musicians and dancers are set to perform, too.
More information on the participants wasn’t immediately available.
Started in 2002, the party is put on by FRIENDS, a group the university and its neighbors formed to increase communication among them.
Photo via The George Washington University
A public pool in West End is set to go to the dogs this weekend.
Pooches can plunge into Francis Pool at 2435 N St. NW Saturday as part of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s eighth annual Doggie Day Swim, according to the agency. The festivities are scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m.
Canines can splash and play for free in the pool, which closed to human swimmers Labor Day. But the pets must have dog licenses before they swim.
The pool area can accommodate up to 150 dogs at one time.
Photo via Facebook/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation
(Updated at 12:20 p.m.) A 29-year-old man died after someone in a car ran into him and drove off in West End this morning, police said.
The fatal hit-and-run crash occurred at New Hampshire Avenue and M Street NW about 2:45 a.m. The area is between Washington and Dupont circles NW.
The pedestrian, whom police identified as David Narvaez of Arlington, was brought to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Narvaez was crossing the street at the intersection when the driver hit him.
Police are looking for a dark colored vehicle (pictured above) in connection with the crash.
The collision came a day after a deadly car crash in Shaw.
The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
Video via YouTube/MPD
A public school in West End is seeking some help to get ready for students before they start classes next week.
Locals can volunteer to garden, clean classrooms and install bookshelves, among other activities, at the school at 2425 N St. NW.
The school, which has students in preschool to eighth grade, is set to begin classes for the fall Monday.
Photo courtesy of Chris Sondreal
Francis Pool at 2535 N St. NW is scheduled to open from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday as part of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual Summer Late Night Pool Party Series, according to an online event posting. The pool usually closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
The party will include a DJ playing music for all ages.
A photo ID is required for entry.
Photo via Google Maps
The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to give locals some extra time to cool off at public pools in West End and on Georgia Avenue this week.
With a heat emergency in effect, DPR is keeping the Francis Pool (2435 N St. NW) open until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, an hour later than usual. The Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Ave. NW), which is closed on Thursdays, also won’t shut down as scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday, staying open until 9 p.m. instead.
The pools are free for D.C. residents.
To help prevent heat-related emergencies, the D.C. government recommends visiting cooling centers and spray parks, in addition to pools.
Photo via Instagram/D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation
The District’s “#SplishSplashSummer” is on its way to public pools in West End and near Howard University with free after-hours swimming and music from DJs.
Tomorrow, Banneker Pool at 2500 Georgia Ave. NW is slated to open from 7 to 11 p.m. as part of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s annual Summer Late Night Pool Party Series, according to an online event posting. The pool normally closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Locals of all ages are encouraged to RSVP online for the Banneker Pool party.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, West End’s Francis Pool at 2535 N St. NW also is scheduled to stay open late and host a DJ. But DPR hasn’t released a website to RSVP for that party yet.
Photo via Flickr/awiseman
The violent robbery happened on the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue NW about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
The victim was walking near Rock Creek and talking on her iPhone when two men hopped out of a red, four-door car, according to authorities. One of the men then punched the woman, knocking her to the ground and causing her to scream.
“Shut the f–k up,” the man said, according to authorities. “Gimmie your sh-t or I’ll shoot you.”
(Updated at 10:20 a.m.) A Marriott in West End was evacuated this morning after someone called the hotel with a bomb threat, according to a hotel representative.
Guests of the Washington Marriott Georgetown at 1221 22nd St. NW were relocated temporarily across the street to its sister property, the Renaissance Dupont Circle, spokesman Mark Indre told Borderstan. They returned to the Marriott about 9:30 a.m., when police concluded their investigation and found nothing suspicious.
“We immediately contacted the authorities and they responded right away,” Indre said. “Out of abundance of caution, the authorities advised to evacuate the hotel.”
The armed robbery happened on the 2500 block of L Street NW about midnight Friday. The area is about two blocks east of Rock Creek.
Seven men were playing poker in an apartment on the block when three masked men came up to the door, according to authorities. One of the poker players opened the door soon after.
The armed robbery happened on 1800 block of Lamont Street NW about 7 p.m. The area is about a block west of Lamont Park at Lamont and Mount Pleasant streets NW.
The victim was in the area when a boy came up to her from behind, according to authorities. The young man then placed his arm around her neck and put a knife to her abdomen.
— West End Cinema (@LTWestEndCinema) March 24, 2016
Larger screens and a “revamped” concession menu are in the works for West End Cinema, which reopens after renovations on April 1.
West End Cinema (2301 M St. NW) closed temporarily about two weeks ago, according to the company’s social media accounts. When it reopens in less than two weeks, the theater will feature plush leather seating, bigger screens and an expanded concession and alcohol menu.
West End went out of business about a year ago, only to reopen under the ownership of theater chain Landmark months later. Landmark Theaters also owns the E Street Cinema, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema and Bethesda Row.
The incident occurred at the Exxon at 2150 M St. NW about 4 p.m. Friday.
The victim was arguing with a woman in a car over parking at the gas station for an amount of time he considered excessive, according to authorities.