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Person dies after crashing into Alexandria building

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Anthony Freedman, 46, of Fairfax County has died after driving into an apartment building wall in Alexandria early Tuesday morning, Alexandria police said.

The accident happened on Van Dorn Street close to W. Braddock Road around 3:40 a.m., police said. The vehicle was going northbound on Van Dorn Street and left the road and crashed into the building.

Freedman was found dead inside of the vehicle. He was driving a newer model white Ford Mustang.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed this vehicle in the area early this morning contact Investigator Diana Barrett at 703.746.6873.

The collision is still under investigation.

1 injured, 200 evacuated after fire at Alexandria hotel

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- An early morning Alexandria hotel fire sent around 200 people running for their lives, according to a Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Spokesperson.

Their crews responded to a three-alarm fire before 3 a.m. at the Quality Inn & Suites hotel located on the 8800 block of Richmond Highway.

Crews learned that the electrical fire started in an utility room and then spread to two floors of the hotel, impacting about 30 percent of the building.

Only one injury was reported with witnesses and firefighters telling WUSA 9, they are grateful things were not worse.

A man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and one firefighter was taken to MEDSTAR Burn Center for treatment of minor burns.

1 injured in Alexandria robbery assault

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person was taken to the hospital after an attempted robbery assault in Alexandria, Va. on Sunday.

The incident happened in the 3900 block of Executive Avenue, Alexandria police said.


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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.

DC Corrections official murder suspect in court

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.

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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