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christian fisher has more from the scene near the intersection of woodland drive and flora lane from silver springs. >> first thing that i heard was just the gun shot. it was very rapid, you know, eight of them in a row, just bam, bam, bam. slid out of bed, stayed low. looked like the whole police department was outside. >> reporter: these three roommates woke up to police shooting a 22-year-old man just two hours after he made a bizarre phone call to 191. >> starting stating that he was armed, he wanted to kill himself or wanted to die, and he wanted the police to kill him. >> reporter: police tracked him to this home in silver springs, where his 23-year-old girlfriend was babysitting three kids overnight. >> we told the girlfriend, keep the door locked, stay away from the basement door and don't let them in. >> reporter: police were able to get the girlfriend and the kids out safe, through the front door, while trying to talk down her boyfriend, who was standing in a back stairwell.
they went back and forth for about an hour, but then he made his move toward police. >> he did have some sort of handgun in one of his hands, and there was an encounter between he and the place and he was slot. >> sounded like seven slots and we heard an officer yelling for him to get on the ground. i was terrified. i didn't know what to do. i guess it was natural reflexes, so jump down and take over. >> reporter: the police department's internal affairs is still investigating exactly what happened, and why this 22-year-old seemingly had a death wish. police say before he confronted them, it doesn't appear that he committed any other crimes. in silver spring, crist stun fisher, 9news now. >> the officers involved are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation. the man shot by prince george's county police is expected to make a full recovery. it happened last night on 35th avenue near hamilton street. police say the plan was involved in a domestic situation with a
woman, when he charged at an officer with a knife. the officer was not injured. we now have an update on the continue verse seal ads one group wants to place on metro. the agency says that it will have the ads up by 5:00 this afternoon. a judge ruled on friday that metro needs to display the american freedom defense initiatives ads equating muslims with savages. metro had asked the group to wait, because of the tense situation in the middle east. the ads will be posted at the tacoma, glenmont, u street and georgia avenue stations. well, just moments ago, mitt romney wrapped up what is being called a major foreign policy speech in virginia. he spoke to cadets at the virginia military institute in lexington, and the republican presidential nominee says the risk of conflict in the middle east is higher today than it
was when president obama took office. >> hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut and we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity. >> virginia governor bob mcdonald introduced romney to the crowd. he spoke mainly about the impact of mandatory defense cuts in virginia, if congress does not reach a budget deal. meanwhile, president obama is on the opposite side of the country. he is embarking on a west coast fundraising swing for the next two days. his campaign is expected to bring in about nine and a half million dollars. well the league of women voters is sponsoring tonight's debate between former governors
george allen and tim kaine. they are vying for webb's senate seat. you can watch it live right here on wusa 9.com. well tonight in maryland, ravens linebacker brendan yo is scheduled to join governor martin o'malley supporting same sex marriage. maryland is one state considering legalizing those marriages last month. the ravens linebacker spoke out in favor of the referendum. another player, center matt burk released an internet video last week opposing the plan. crews are back out today, searching for any sign of a missing high school student. brian glenn was last seen a week ago on the campus of wt woodson high school. his car was later found on
picket road, more than 100 people are expected back at a park today, to see if they can find any clues about this 17-year-old. a 28 year prison sentence is not keeping joran van der sloot out of the news. the dutch national confirms today he got a woman pregnant during an unsupervised visit. he first made headlines back in aruba in the disappearance of natalee holloway back in 2005. lawyers for jerry sandusky are due back in court today, one day ahead of the former penn state coach's sentencing. they are meeting with prosecutors and the judge in the case for some pretrial motions. sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse earlier this year. he faces life in prison at tomorrow's sentencing.
well we should know more later today about just how bad that concussion is for robert griffin 3. the quarterback was knocked out of yesterday's game during the third quarter. an examination at the stadium revealed he had a mild concussion. >> he wasn't sure what quarter it was, at that time when he wasn't really sure what his score was, what quart it was, we knew he had a mild concussion -- what quarter it was, we knew he had a mild concussion. >> he will be reexamined today. the nationals are looking to take a two game lead on the defending world series champs today. they face the st. louis cardinals in the second game of the national league division series this afternoon. it begins at 4:30. and the baltimore orioles will try to tie up their series against the new york yankees
tonight beginning at 8:00. the o's lost sunday 7-2. still to come, when 9news now continues, there have been rumors and sightings for years, but now proof the u.s. government may have been testing flying saucers in the skies after all. then a little bit later, find out why some people are dressed up like pandas. isn't that cute?
altitude disaster. another pro jeblght rumored to have taken to the skies over roswell, new mexico may have actually been reality. the u.s. government is releasing drawings, and schematics of the flying saucer it tried to build back in the 1950s. those documents show that the united states air force worked with a canadian company to create what it called a supersonic craft, shaped like a disk. project 1794 was eventually dropped in 1960, after the saucers built proved hard to fly at high all the tuesday. first -- altitudes. first the ruby slippers, and now dorothy's dress is on the move. the outfit judy garland wore in the wizard of oz is being auctioned off. it is the only complete original dress to survive, and is expected to bring in half a million dollars.
today is the last day you can see those ruby slippers at the smithsonian museum of american history, because they are heading to england tomorrow on loan. still ahead, an early learning center that is reaching out to families in need. and howard, of course, has our forecast. >> reporter: still chilly out here. barely about 50 in dc. rain on the way later this afternoon and for tonight, could affect the o's yankees game. still only 46 in gadget thergzburg, -- in gaithersburg. our forecast, when we return.
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would not be able to pay the $261 a week for childcare. >> and you'll have what is the tuition for the school. >> reporter: justin is the fourth son in the family to attend the quality learning center. the center, also known as well's, accepts children from six weeks to five years old. >> they know how to count and little tricks about drawing, writing, so it is very helpful. >> reporter: bell offers subsidies to low income families and high school teenage moms. fairfax county's office for children directs the majority of needy families to the organization. >> we want people to be working, low income people. we say what happens with their kids? we don't want them just going to the neighbor's for the day for five years, because we can't afford anything else. >> reporter: 80% of the children at bell receive subsidized
tuition. the center tests each child to make sure they are on track for kindergarten. >> if we want the next generation of children to be able to have good jobs, be able to support themselves and their families in the next generation, we need to provide the building blocks now. >> i could take justin home, he is so precious. the bryant early learning center kateters to families living on the route one corridor in fairfax county. officials say with tight budget cuts, many individuals are losing much-needed subsidies during critical times. if you would like to learn more about there program, if you would like to learn how to donate, or if you would like to enroll at the center, just go to my website, j.c. hayward.com. well you have probably heard the adage, if you can't beat them, join them. well, incline, workers at a panda preserve are taking that to a whole new level. they are dressing up like pandas, in order to catch one of the real pandas. you can see them kind of
lurking, behind trees in the background. they have been training a two-year-old panda, to be released back into the wild, but they say they had to trick him and get close enough to him in order for them to do their last physical examination. >> whatever works. >> whatever works. how are you? >> good. it is chilly out there. been kind of raw since saturday evening really. >> yeah it is. >> but that is okay. we can always use the rain. >> are we going to get more rain. >> we are going to get a little bit warmer too. the rest of the week actually looks good, but with the anticipation of more showers than we have been seeing later this afternoon and tonight, that could impact the ride home. if you have any plans to this evening, got to tell you, we have the yellow alert today. going to go with that, because again this is a nuisance sort of rain we could be looking at. 52 degrees here coming up at 1:00, really not moving much, just light sprinkles, maybe
drizzle. later this afternoon, we are looking at steadier showers and some areas are going to see them sooner than others. some areas, north and west, are already seeing those showers. had a quiet morning, even some breaks. but look north and west of town, a lot more green here coming out of southwest virginia, a few showers south and east. we'll switch it over to doppler 9000, clearly you can see north and west of town showers to brunswick and charles town. back in toward romney and moore field in west virginia. this is all moving in that direction, off to the northeast. lowdon county probably okay for awhile. lighter showers from annapolis, prince frederick back to central charles county and to la plata, just had these clearly light showers, but certainly with the temperatures as cool as they are, it is a raw sort of afternoon. but still, in the mid-40s, in
winchester and cumberland at this hour, andrews and la plata are 48, fredericksburg, 49 and salisbury 55. annapolis would have been closer at 53 degrees. lots of clouds on our michael and son weather camera here, 51 with the dew point of 66%. the disturbance is coming through the tennessee valley moving off toward the northeast. rains weakening in intensity here. we are seeing other showers developing, south carolina, north carolina toward southeastern virginia, kind of two areas we are going to watch for the afternoon. i think the futurecast is a little bit underdone with some of the rain here west of us. scattered showers and light rain, the good news is, other than an early shower tomorrow, we are going to be dry for the most part for the rest of the week. today yellow alert for the showers, later tonight, 53. tonight back in the mid-40s in town, upper 30s in the cold spots with light rain and
i have breaking news from wheaton, maryland. connecticut avenue is closed. sky 9 was over the scene not too long ago, where a tree has fallen on a car. isn't that incredible? no one was in the car at the time but we need to tell that you connecticut avenue is closed between randolph road and dale wood road. and that is in wheaton, maryland. we don't know how long it is going to take for them to clean up that situation, but if you travel on connecticut avenue, you need to use an alternate
route. i want to tell you that there are some big changes in the real estate market today. i'm one-on-one with mary lou dell. she is a leal estate expert from w cmiller long and foster. i'm excited. is it good news? >> it is good news. the market is really coming back. we have low inventory, which is helpful, to sellers, and we see bidding wars. often. on many of the properties. >> really? >> now, the interest rates are historically low in the 3% area. >> yes that is great. >> that is fabulous. it opens up the market to a lot of buyers. what has happened, over the last months, even over the last year or so, is the rental market has gotten so strong and high. >> really? >> that people are starting to
see that if they buy, it is much cheaper. >> and they save money. >> and they save money. >> and there are so many programs now, available for a lot of people who have low income. they just need to do a little investigation. >> that's right. >> and having a home now, is so much easier than it was many years ago. >> well the consumer confidence is really come back, you know, the jobs market, the good news we just had about how that's getting stronger, more jobs, we are seeing that now in real estate. more people are starting to get over their fears, and starting to want to buy. >> are we talking about all areas of the metropolitan area? >> in fact, there is seven counties, montgomery county, prince george's county, howard county, that came out in the news in the united states. that are the strongest.