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Prince George's man charged with attempted murder

A 25-year-old Lanham man was arrested and charged with a New Carrollton stabbing, authorities said.

Arturo Cazares-Perea is charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.

On Nov. 4, Cazares-Perea stabbed another man on the 8300 block of Larchwood Street in New Carrollton after an argument over a picture that had been posted on the Internet, authorities said.

Cazares-Perea was apprehended in Colmar Manor on Thursday. He later posted bond and was released.

Man falls from Ballston parking garage

A 40-year-old man fell about 35 to 40 feet from the parking garage at the Ballston Common Mall on Monday, police officials said.

Based on an investigation, police believe the man was driving and struck another vehicle. In an effort to flee the scene, the man exited his vehicle and went to jump over the edge of the garage, Arlington police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said. The man caught himself and was hanging over the ledge for a moment before falling to the ground and hitting his head on the sidewalk.

The man sustained head injuries and potentially has internal injuries because of the distance he fell, Sternbeck said. He was taken to a hospital. Charges are expected against the man in connection with the alleged hit-and-run.

One dead in GW Parkway crash

A 25-year-old Alexandria man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, police said.

About 5:15 a.m. Monday, a sedan left the southbound lanes north of Mount Vernon and hit a tree, U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Brooks said.

The driver, Richard Allen Taylor, died at the scene, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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