Metropolitan Police

Off-Duty Cop Shoots Stabbing Suspect at Union Station

(Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 8:43 p.m. Sunday | A stabbing at Union Station that resulted in shots fired put the area on edge Saturday night.  

"An off duty police officer intervened in a stabbing incident, shooting a suspect. Suspect is in custody," Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Lt. Sean Conboy wrote in an email at 9 p.m. Saturday night. MPD released more details about the incident Sunday evening. Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, a woman was "slashed" with a knife by a man, identified as Rashad Bugg-Bey, 25, of Northeast D.C., just outside the Metro station's entrance on First Street Northeast. Inside the station area, an off-duty Baltimore County police officer, who was not identified, saw the woman and man coming towards him.  

D.C. Vigil Pays Tribute to Victims of Paris Attacks

Mourners gathered in Lafayette Square. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A few hundred people gathered in Lafayette Square north of the White House Saturday evening to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks that shocked Paris and the world.  

Several coordinated attacks, including two suicide bombs near a soccer stadium and suicide bombs detonated in a concert hall, left 129 dead and 352 wounded Friday night in the French capital, according to The New York Times . The Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIL or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack. On Saturday, the French Embassy in the District of Columbia organized a vigil to mourn and show solidarity with those suffering in France. "We are allies but we are friends," Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the U.S. told the crowd. "And we know that — all of us — we are facing the same threat.”