The Blotter: Student robbed, White House evacuated, stabbing suspect arrested

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Maryland student robbed at gunpoint
A University of Maryland student was robbed at gunpoint in College Park early Saturday morning, Prince George's County Police report.

At around 3:45 a.m., the suspect approached the male student near Baltimore Avenue and Berwyn House Road. Showing the student his gun, the suspect demanded money, then ran away. The student was not injured.

The suspect is believed to be a black male, roughly five-foot-10 and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police ask anyone with information to call (301) 699-2601 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, 866-411-8477.

Smoke causes White House evacuation

The West Wing of the White House was evacuated early Saturday morning after smoke was seen coming out of a first-floor mechanical room closet.

The smoke turned out to be the result of an overheated transformer. President Obama and his family were unaffected, according to the White House.

The D.C. fire department was called, and reporters and photographers were evacuated out of "an abundance of caution," according to U.S. Secret Service spokesman Max Millen.

One arrested for stabbing in Northeast D.C.

D.C. police arrested one person in connection with a stabbing in Northeast late Friday.

Police arrived at a residence on the unit block of Webster Street Northeast about 10:37 p.m. Friday to find a man who had been cut with a knife, according to police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew. He was conscious and breathing, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.

Police believe the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute, Carew said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

-- Rachel Baye

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