The Blotter for Feb. 7

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Police search for suspect after Lorton fire

One person suffered burn injuries in a fire at a Lorton sandwich shop, and Fairfax County officials are investigating whether it was intentionally started by an arsonist.

At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, police and fire crews responded to a report of an explosion and small fire at Subshop Eats on the 9500 block of Richmond Highway.

One male occupant was injured and taken to the Washington Burn Center with what authorities called non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

A witness told authorities that a person threw an incendiary device into the restaurant and fled.

D.C. officer, suspect hurt in shooting

A D.C. police officer has been injured and a man shot in the head during an altercation in Northwest Washington.

Police said they responded about 11 p.m. Tuesday to a report from a woman on the 6400 block of 13th Street NW who said that a man was harassing her. The woman had a court order that required the man to stay away from her, police said. When police arrived on the scene, the man attacked an officer with a knife, police said.

An officer fired, striking the man in the temple. The officer was treated and released, and the 47-year-old remained in the hospital in serious condition, police said.

Muth in poor health

The husband accused of killing his much older Georgetown socialite wife has been starving himself, and a D.C. judge says he's currently incapable of acting as his own attorney.

But the judge also agreed Wednesday to hear testimony on Albrecht Muth's competency and ability to represent himself later this month.

Muth, 48, is awaiting trail in the August 2011 death of 91-year-old Viola Drath. A doctor said Muth was in poor health and unable to walk.

- Scott McCabe

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Scott McCabe

Staff Writer - Crime
The Washington Examiner
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Naomi Jagoda

Staff reporter
The Washington Examiner