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(NCinDC/Flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0)

Peter Hermann, Dana Hedgpeth, and Paul Duggan, THE WASHINGTON POST

WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)—A Metro Transit police officer fatally shot a man inside a rail tunnel Thursday night after the man — pants-less and shoe-less — rushed at her holding a large tree branch, according to two officials familiar with the investigation.

Police said they do not know why the man, who was inches from the officer when she opened fire, was walking through the dimly lit tunnel between the ­Stadium-Armory and Potomac Avenue stations in Southeast Washington.



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