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The Blotter: Homeless shelter stabbing, Beltway crash, boat explosion

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4 hospitalized after stabbing outside homeless shelter

Four people were taken to a local hospital after a stabbing outside a homeless shelter around 9:25 a.m. Monday.

D.C. police said the woman and three men taken to the hospital on Memorial Day were not in life-threatening condition.

The violence happened outside the Federal City Shelter, which spans the entire 400 block of Second Street NW.

It's the second stabbing this month outside the shelter: A man was punched and stabbed with a knife there on the evening of May 5.

Mother, son killed in Beltway accident

A 14-year-old boy and his mother were killed in a car crash on the Capital Beltway early Monday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Just before 1 a.m., 39-year-old Toykia Kenya Keys and her son, Kamany Love, were traveling north on the outer loop of the Beltway when their Kia Rio rear-ended a tractor-trailer near St. Barnabas Road in Oxon Hill.

Both Keys and her son were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Police said their initial investigation revealed that Keys was speeding and driving aggressively, but their investigation is not complete. There were no indications of alcohol or drug use, they said.

Boat explosion injures five children

At least six people, including five children, were injured when a boat exploded just before noon Monday near Annapolis.

The boat's operator refueled the 32-foot Wellcraft boat in Edgewater before heading into the South River. When one of the engines died, the operator tried to restart it, and the boat exploded, said Anne Arundel County officials.

Of the nine people on board, six had non-life-threatening injuries. Two 9-year-olds were flown by helicopter to a Baltimore hospital; three other children and a 31-year-old woman were taken by ambulance to local hospitals.

State and county officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.

- Liz Essley and Rachel Baye

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