WTOP’s Mark Segraves is reporting on Twitter that longtime National Park Service Public Information Officer Bill Line was found dead in his home yesterday of an apparent suicide.

I just talked to an MPD spokesman who could not confirm that Line was the victim but told me: “On the 7th at about 8:42 we received a call from the 1500 block of 18th Street NW (intersection with Church and Q). A caller advised that it was an attempted suicide and that there was a knife. The caller also advised that the victim was not breathing and that the victim was deceased.”

The Office of the Medical Examiner and National Park Service were not reachable for comment due to the holiday.

City Paper has been critical of Line at times, but if the reports are correct, we give our deepest condolences and well-wishes to his friends and family. This is sad news indeed.