Police Investigating Fight At Union Station | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Police Investigating Fight At Union Station

Play associated audio

By Rebecca Blatt

Police are investigating what they're calling a "large fight" that closed the Union Station Metro platform this afternoon.

A Metro spokesman says the fight broke out on the platform around 1:15 p.m. today, involving as many as 20 people.

One teenager was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but his injuries that were not thought to be life threatening. The spokesman says police believe the teen was the victim of a robbery.

There were preliminary reports of gun shots on the platform. Metro now says that was not the case. The station was closed for about half an hour, but has since reopened and trains are operating normally.

WAMU 88.5

Math Is Everywhere, But Especially On National Mall This Weekend

The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums.
NPR

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.
NPR

On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.
NPR

What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.