In the News @ Noon

DC streets reopen after barricade stand off ends…

The barricade situation in downtown DC is over. After an 11 hour stand off at 19th and K Street police say they now have a person in custody. It’s reported the person was dealing with a mental health crisis.

Washington College remains in lock down, police search for student with a weapon…

At last check the campus of Washington College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was still on lock down following a report of a threat of violence. The school made the decision after receiving a call from parents of a student who returned home to get a gun. They know who the student is but they do not know his whereabouts. The University is closed until further notice.

President addresses the public from Turkey about Friday’s terror attack in Paris…

Earlier this morning President Obama addressed the American public from the G-20 Summit in Turkey about the Paris attacks. He spoke specifically about the fight against ISIS. The President said despite the attacks, progress has been made in that fight. Now earlier this morning. A new video was released by the terrorist group that warned that any country that takes part in air strikes in Syria will suffer the same fate as France. Reuters is reporting that the video specifically mentions Washington, DC. This comes on the heels of 129 people killed on Friday in Paris by ISIS supporters. The search is now on for the mastermind who was identified overnight.

Georgetown University decides to rename two buildings with connections to slavery…

Two buildings on Georgetown University’s campus with connections to slavery will be renamed. Officials say Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall will be renamed Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall respectively. This announcement follows a student sit-in on Friday calling attention to the former University Presidents that directly oversaw slaves sales to help the school pay off it’s debt back in the 1830’s.

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