Our network

Pipe bomb safely detonated in Fort Washington


FORT WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County bomb squad units safely detonated a pipe bomb Friday afternoon in Fort Washington.

According to a county fire spokesperson, a resident on Steuben Avenue called police at around 9:00 a.m. to report a suspicious package. A bomb squad determined it was a pipe bomb and robots blew it up at around 1 p.m.  

A secondary search found more suspicious items nearby the original device, including an item that looked like a Molotov cocktail. Investigators are still on scene collecting evidence.  

About two dozen homes were evacuated in the area as a precaution while the suspicious package was investigated. Everyone has been allowed back in their homes.   

Like this story? Like WUSA9 on Facebook

New PGPD station won't open in summer after budget cuts


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A planned Prince George's County police station in Fort Washington will not open this summer as originally planned due to budget cuts.

Chief Mark Magaw issued a statement Tuesday saying the cuts are preventing the department from properly staffing the station.

The department says stations in Oxon Hill and Clinton will continue to serve the Fort Washington community until the new station opens. An opening date for the station has not been set.

Like this story? Like WUSA9 on Facebook.

MORE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY NEWS:

Md. trooper accused of forcing woman to have sex at gunpoint


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Maryland State Police trooper was arrested early Monday in connection with a sexual offense that occurred while he was off duty, according to police.

Brian Tucker, 43, of Fort Washington was charged with first-degree sex offense and a handgun charge, police said.

Tucker was released from confinement Tuesday, according to Maryland Court records. He is due back in court July 30.

At approximately 2 a.m., police say a Prince George's County officer was on patrol in the area of Rochell Avenue and Hazelwood Drive when he spotted Tucker and a woman standing outside of an SUV.

Fort Washington homeowners outraged by county lawsuit


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) --Several Fort Washington homeowners are outraged after learning Prince George's County is filing a lawsuit against them over issues from last year's "slope failure" event.

The county filed a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to take-over and demolish three homes in order to begin repairs and secure the slope along Piscataway Drive.

"I'm so freaking disgusted that I can't even -- and somebody voted for these guys? Seriously? Mr. Baker, do you know? Are you directing this? Do you understand what your people are doing to us here? You're putting us in financial ruin," Tracy Rookard, one of the homeowners named in suit said.

MISSING: 17-year-old girl


Prince George's County Police are asking for help locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

Police say Marquira Senior was last seen in the 2500 of Corning Avenue in Fort Washington.

Senior was last seen wearing a red shirt and black jeans, according to police.

Man killed in fatal accident in Fort Washington


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man was killed after he was ejected from a vehicle in a Fort Washington accident early Sunday, police said.

Around 1:18 a.m., police say officers responded to Old Fort Road and Livingston Road for a report of a collision. Officers found an adult male who had been ejected from the vehicle and had sustained critical injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

After an investigation, police say the vehicle was traveling Eastbound on Old Fort Road when the driver lost control and the car rolled over several times.

It has not been determined why the driver lost control of the car and police say no one else was injured.

MORE NEWS:

2 suspects wanted in Fort Washington gas station robbery


FORT WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Two suspects are being sought in connection with a gas station robbery that happened in Fort Washington, Md. on Sunday.

Prince George's County Police said the robbery happened in the 11000 block of Livingston Road. Two suspects walked into the gas station and demanded money from the two employees while a customer stood at the counter.

One of the suspects hit an employee, but the employee was not seriously injured, authorities said.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call our Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. You never have to give your name and could be eligible for a cash reward.