Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

July 06, 2009

One teen dies, another hurt; both found near light rail

Maryland transit officials say one teenage boy is dead and another is seriously injured after they were found lying on light rail tracks near the Lutherville station. Maryland Transit Administration spokeswoman Jo Greene says it's unclear what happened to the boys. She says a fare inspector on a northbound train spotted two people lying inside the southbound tracks about 3:15 p.m. Sunday. The train stopped, and the operator ran back to where the boys were lying. One was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The other was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Greene said the agency received no reports about a train striking anyone, and no trains showed any obvious signs that they had been involved in an accident.

- Associated Press

Two teens stabbed in downtown altercation

Two teen-agers were stabbed in downtown Baltimore on Saturday night during a fight between a group of boys and men that ended when a foot-patrol officer came upon the scene, city police said Sunday. A 19-year-old with multiple wounds was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and a 14-year-old with a superficial cut was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Others involved in the fight ran when the officer arrived at the corner of Baltimore and Charles streets about 10:40 p.m., but he caught a man he saw assaulting one of the victims, police said. Derrick Thornton, 33, of the 2800 block of Lake Ave. was charged with first-degree attempted murder and first- and second-degree assault.

- Jamie Smith Hopkins

Two hurt by illegal fireworks in Harford County incidents

Deputy state fire marshals had a busy July 4th as they responded to three incidents involving illegal fireworks - all of them in Harford County. Fire officials say aerial fireworks landed on a vinyl awning that hung over the door to an apartment building in Aberdeen, setting the awning on fire. No one was injured, and no suspects have been identified. In the Forest Hill area, a 43-year-old man was struck in the face by illegal fireworks and flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. And in Edgewood, 23-year-old Daniel Sherman was struck in the leg and face by fireworks. He was also flown to Shock Trauma for treatment for burns. Marshals confiscated over 50 pounds of illegal fireworks during the night.

- Associated Press

Shot in 2006, city man is ruled a homicide

The death of a 23-year-old Baltimore man last week from a shooting that occurred 21/2 years ago has been ruled a homicide, Baltimore police said Sunday. Julius Powell was shot in the neck on Christmas Eve in 2006 while in the 2100 block of W. Fairmount Ave. He was pronounced dead Friday at Union Memorial Hospital, police said.

- Jamie Smith Hopkins

Two bodies found in Potomac are tentatively identified

The bodies of two men recovered from the Potomac River in Montgomery County are believed to be those of two cousins from Leesburg, Va., who apparently drowned June 21 while swimming off Purple Horse Beach near Cabin John, a spokesman for the county's fire and rescue service said Sunday. Spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia said county police continue to investigate the deaths and that the state medical examiner's office has not yet released an official cause of death. "We are certain the bodies are those of Asad Nabatzahi, 20, and Abdul Doraney, 22," said Garcia. He said both bodies were found within eight hours of each other on June 24. He said that a student was sitting on rocks above the river and studying when he observed an arm sticking out of the water. The second body was discovered later that day about a mile downriver. Shortly after the men were seen struggling in swift water three days earlier, an extensive ground, water and air search began, but was called two days later when it was believed they had drowned, Garcia said.

- Richard Irwin

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