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Parts of the Beltway were closed for hours overnight as Virginia State Police investigated a collision that left two people — who appeared to be pedestrians at the time — dead at the scene.

It was reported around 11:10 p.m. on the southbound (inner loop) local lanes of I-95 prior to Telegraph Road. This is at the edge of the Alexandria city limits. That is where officials found three vehicles that appeared to be involved.


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Alexandria police responded to the sounds of gunfire found a man shot early this morning.

The shooting happened during a suspected robbery just after 1 a.m. behind the shopping center in the 600 block of South Pickett Street in the Landmark area.


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Alexandria had another heist involving eyeglass frames on Saturday. This time, it was at an optometrist on King Street at S. Saint Asaph Street.

Around 1:10 p.m., a group of three males arrived at the optometrist offices in Old Town Alexandria. At least one of them was armed with pepper spray when they entered the shop to steal the frames.


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Update at 9 a.m. — Alexandria police said Duke Street has reopened in both directions of travel.

Rescue personnel are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash that sent at least three to trauma centers with serious injuries.


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Alexandria police are trying to determine what led to a bizarre attack last night during the frigid temps that left several persons injured including the perpetrator who was last reported in critical condition.

It started just before 10:50 p.m. in The Shops at Mark Center (1458 N Beauregard Street) on North Beauregard Street at Reading Avenue. That’s where police received calls for help reporting that a man with a hammer entered the CVS and attacked several employees before he headed for the nearby McDonald’s.


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Alexandria police are investigating after a woman was shot Sunday afternoon in the area of the 7-Eleven on South Reynolds Street at Duke Street.

Police acknowledged the shooting incident but have not yet commented on specifics. Initial details from witness reports and radio traffic suggest that the female victim had been struck by stray gunfire when gunmen opened fire around 3:20 p.m.


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A possible firebombing at a convenience store is under investigation.

Alexandria officials have not commented officially yet, but according to radio reports, investigators are looking for four to five men who threw Molotov cocktails into the 7-Eleven on S. Jordan Street at Duke Street around 4:30 p.m. on Monday.


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Alexandria police officers responding to a domestic situation at a high-rise apartment building Monday night were confronted by a wanted man who allegedly attempted to run over officers as he made good his escape.

Police responded around 7 p.m. to the Foundry Apartments at 2470 Manderville Lane, a couple of blocks from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station, after a woman called police and said she was concerned about her ex-boyfriend, who reportedly had a knife and broke her phone.


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(Updated 1:50 p.m.) Alexandria police officers responded to sounds of gunfire last night (Sunday) near the Braddock Road Metro found a man shot minutes later.

Residents who called police around 11:47 p.m. Sunday reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area of North West Street and Madison Street.


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Alexandria police are investigating a possible home invasion robbery near Mark Center.

A woman reportedly told police she was tied up and robbed during an early morning home invasion on Saturday in the 1400 block of Catlin Lane. Police responded to her residence around 5:15 a.m. after she said she had been hog tied and robbed of her car and personal items by two men armed with a gun.


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(Updated at 5 p.m. on Nov. 30) Virginia State Police have released the identity of the driver in Sunday’s fatal single-vehicle crash at the Duke Street overpass of Interstate 395 on Sunday.

Alexandria resident Eric G. Jones, 46, was killed after his SUV crashed and became wedged under the overpass.


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