WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Police Look For Information In Eastern Market Attack

Play associated audio
A man was attacked in Eastern Market while walking home from Friday's Washington Nationals game.
A man was attacked in Eastern Market while walking home from Friday's Washington Nationals game.

District police are hunting for the person or persons who attacked a man found unconscious over the weekend just blocks from D.C.'s Eastern Market.

Friends in the Capitol Hill neighborhood identify the man as 29-year old Thomas Maslin. Maslin was attacked sometime late Friday after returning from the Washington Nationals game and a post-game stop with friend at a Pennsylvania Avenue SE tavern, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

First calls to police reported that Maslin was suffering from a seizure. When they arrived on the 700 block of North Carolina Ave. SE, they found the victim unconscious, the result of being struck on the back of the head with a blunt object, investigators say. Maslin underwent brain surgery over the weekend. The victim reportedly tried to get help from several neighboring homes on the block before passing out, accoding to NBC Washington.

Although there have been no homicides in the Eastern Market neighborhood so far this year, there has been a sharp rise in robberies in the area along with an uptick in armed and unarmed assaults, according to MPD.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

NPR

In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.
NPR

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

NPR

Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

Leave a Comment

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