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Mistrial declared in murder of DC corrections worker


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The trial of a man accused of murdering a D.C. Department of Corrections official has ended in a mistrial.

A jury was unable to come to an unanimous decision Thursday in the case against Dawit Seyoum.

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Seyoum was accused of killing Carolyn Cross. Her body was found tied up inside her Alexandria apartment on Kenmore Avenue.

Police say the suspect lived in the same complex as Cross.

Cross was a deputy director of corrections in the District. They do not believe her job had anything to do with her murder.

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Barricade situation ends in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A barricade situation in Alexandria that began Sunday night has ended peacefully.

Alexandria police responded to the 2100 block of Jamieson Ave. late Sunday. Officers were conducting an active warrant service investigation, authorities said.

Residents in the area were contacted by police and told to stay in place during the incident, according to authorities.

No hostages were involved and no one was injured.

Alexandria police took the suspect into custody around 4:00 a.m. Monday and all streets have reopened.

Police say 42-year-old Arron Alan Jones of Alexandria was arrested for violation of a protective order. Other charges against him are pending.

Passenger not wearing seat belt killed in Va. crash


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 40-year-old passenger who was not wearing his seat belt was killed in a car crash Saturday on Richmond Highway in Alexandria, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Daniel Duarte Vasquez, of the Alexandria area, died as a result of his injuries from the crash, police said.

The accident occurred on Richmond Highway near Fairhaven Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Police say Vasquez was a passenger in a 1995 BMW.

Police believe the accident occurred when the vehicle was traveling south on Richmond Highway. Police say the vehicle drifted off the right side of the roadway, up onto a curb, striking a fire hydrant, and a phone pole.

2 adults injured in Alexandria assault


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Alexandria police are investigating a double felony assault after two adults were injured in Alexandria.

The incident happened in the 700 block of N. Ripley Street, according to authorities. Both of the adults were taken to the hospital.

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Police investigate stabbing of man in Alexandria


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a stabbing that happened in Alexandria early Monday morning, authorities said.

Alexandria Police say a man was walking in the area of Lincolnia Road and Breckenridge Place at around 1:39 a.m. when he was stabbed by two suspects.

The man was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the two suspects are both black men, ages 20-25 with a thin build. One suspect was wearing a blue North Face jacket and dark pants, and the second suspect was wearing dark clothing, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Michael Kochis at 703-746-6285.


Water main break closes Rt. 1 near Ft. Belvoir


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Water has been restored to nearby townhomes after a water main break near Ft. Belvoir.

The water main break has closed Richmond Highway in both directions from Frye Road to Highland Lane.

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Fairfax County police officers are redirecting traffic.

Fairfax Water officials say there is a break in a 14-inch water main on the northbound side of the 8500 block of Richmond Highway near Forest Place. Crews will remove debris on the southbound side before reopening that side of the road.

CAUGHT ON CAM: Possible robbery suspects in Fairfax Co.


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Surveillance video at a convenience store may have captured the possible suspects connected with robberies committed in the Huntington area of Fairfax County, police said.

This video was captured by a security camera at a convenience store in the 2300 block of Huntington Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on March 21:

On our app? Watch the video here.

Police encourage anyone with information to contact the Fairfax County Police Department.

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