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January 01, 2009|By RICHARD IRWIN and LIZ KAY

Hospital patient injured in jump from bridge

A patient who walked out of Maryland General Hospital last evening suffered multiple injuries a short time later when he jumped from the Howard Street bridge, said a city Fire Department spokesman. The patient's name was not released. About 6:30 p.m, police and the crews of two ambulances responded to the bridge and to Falls Road under the bridge moments after the man jumped at least 60 feet and landed in heavy brush near the Jones Falls, said Chief Kevin Cartwright. The man, believed to be 30 to 40 years old, was found lying on the ground a short time later and was placed on a stretcher. He was carried up an embankment and taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of multiple fractures, Cartwright said. His condition was not available, and police were investigating the incident.

Richard Irwin

Teens reported missing found safe in D.C.

Two Baltimore County teenagers reported missing Saturday were found Tuesday night at Union Station in Washington and have returned to their homes in Lansdowne, county police have confirmed. Nancy Evans, the aunt of Felecia Nicole Kramer, 18, of the 3200 block of Garden Ave., said she and other relatives played a hunch after receiving information from police and drove to the train station Tuesday night and found Kramer and her boyfriend, Brandon D. Dell'angelo, 15, of the 2800 block of Georgia Ave., walking down an aisle in the station toward a Victoria's Secret store. "They were surprised to see us, and each was cold and hungry," Evans said. She said the pair appeared to be scared and looked as if they had been exposed to cold weather since they ran away. Diane Dell'angelo said her son, a student at Lansdowne High School, had run away before. She said Kramer is a student at Catonsville Community College. Efforts to reach her parents were unsuccessful. "We're very glad to have them back in good health and safe," Evans said.

Richard Irwin

Capital Beltway bridge lane is closed as a precaution

The State Highway Administration closed the left lane of the inner loop of the Capital Beltway over the Potomac River yesterday after a routine inspection revealed cracks in an interior steel beam of the American Legion Bridge. The closure was described as a precautionary measure.

Liz F. Kay

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