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An individual who may have been suffering from a “mental health crisis” caused D.C. police to shut down several streets around 19th and M streets NW early Monday morning. The Washington Post reports that police now have a woman in custody. The person had barricaded themselves inside an office building on the 1900 block of K Street NW, resulting in major traffic delays all morning.


  • After dozens in Paris died at the hands of terrorists on Friday, D.C. officials said there was “no imminent threat” to the District. This morning, several outlets are reporting a new, unverified video allegedly released by the Islamic State that threatens a similar attack on D.C. [City Desk, Post, WJLA, Gawker]
  • A memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks has taken root outside the D.C. French Embassy. [Fox5DC]
  • On Saturday evening, an off-duty Baltimore County police officer shot a man suspected of stabbing another person in Union Station. The officer’s response injured two; D.C. police are investigating. [WUSA9, Sun]
  • A survey released Friday by the DC Trans Coalition reports that transgender individuals in the District face far-ranging harassment at work, in schools, and while seeking social services. [City Desk]
  • Bread for the City has sued the USDA for allegedly underfunding a food assistance program. [City Desk]


  • Mobile Justice: On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union released an app designed to capture incidents of police brutality and facilitate legal claims.
  • Crane & Turtle & Ramen: The Petworth establishment will begin serving noodle bowls on Tuesdays.
  • Blinded by the Light: Gear Prudence considers how not to shine too bright a bike light in others’ faces.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Muriel Bowser: FreshPAC was a “distraction.” [LLWAMUWBJ]
  • Colby King isn’t impressed with mayor-aligned candidates’ chances next year. [Post]
  • Ethics complaint against WMATA board chief looks like it’s dead. [LL]
  • Pepco land deals. [WBJ]
  • Grim economic figures for trans Washingtonians. [Blade]
  • GGW defends demand-based parking. [GGW]
  • Post ed board backs parking plan. [Post]
  • More details on development near the Wharf. [WBJ]
  • What’s the streetcar up to? [Post]
  • Babies loom for the District. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Listen to the new album from More Humans. [Bandwidth]
  • After being shut down last year because of lack of proper permits, the Late Skate returns to Lanham. [Arts Desk]
  • Race relations take the opera stage in Kennedy Center’s Appomattox. [Post]
  • You can now listen to Logic‘s excellent anticipated follow-up to Under Pressure, The Incredible True Story. [Bandwidth]
  • The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will feature performances by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Fallout Boy, Trombone Shorty, and more. [Washingtonian]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The 10 best restaurant fireplaces [Drink DC]
  • Recap of Capital Food Fight benefitting D.C. Central Kitchen [Eater]
  • Dacha opens market and cafe. [PoPville]
  • ANC scolds Claudia’s Steakhouse over “disregard” for public space. [Borderstan]