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Md. police search for suspicious man in Greenbelt

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Greenbelt Police need help finding a suspicious man who chased after a young child who was walking home from a school bus stop in the afternoon of March 21.

Police said the incident happened in the 8000 block of Mandan Road between 3:40 p.m. and 3:50 p.m.

The six-year-old girl said the man pulled up alongside her in a car as she was walking home, then got out of the car and started to run towards her.

The girl ran to her home and the suspect fled the scene, police said.

Police said the victim was not touched or injured.

The suspect is described as a black man with black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a smaller black vehicle.

If you have any information please call 240-542-2137 or email daguilar@greenbeltmd.gov.

Man sentenced in scheme to fraudulently buy cars

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) -- A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for trying to buy luxury vehicles using stolen identities.

Thirty-four-year-old Flinton Newton of Bartlett, Tenn., was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Greenbelt.

According to his plea agreement, Newton and others stole identifying information, created false documents, and tried to buy expensive vehicles.

Prosecutors say Newton went to a dealership in Greenbelt in July and applied for more than $80,000 in financing to buy Cadillac Escalade in the victim's name.

Authorities say later that day, Newton went to another dealership in Silver Spring and tried to buy two Mercedes-Benzes for a total of more than $120,000.

Prosecutors say the Silver Spring saw that the victim's identifying information had been used at the first dealership and called police.

Police: Suspect chased little girl walking home from bus

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA9) -- Greenbelt police need your help identifying a suspect who they say chased after a young girl who was walking home from the bus stop.

Police say a six-year-old girl was walking home from a school bus stop in the 8000 block of Mandan Road on Friday, March 21 between 3:40 and 3:50 p.m. when a suspect pulled up alongside her in a vehicle.

The suspect exited his vehicle and began to run towards the girl, who ran into her residence, according to police.

The suspect fled the scene in a small black vehicle. Police say the girl was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Aguilar at 240-542-2137, or by email at daguilar@greenbeltmd.gov .

Suspect charged in Green line train incident

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metro Transit Police charged a 22-year-old with attempted second degree murder Saturday, for an incident that happened Friday night aboard a southbound Green Line train.

Authorities said, Dionte Daniels, 22, of Glenarden, Md. was charged with attempted second degree murder assault and reckless endangerment in connection with an altercation on the Green Line.

Police said the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. while the train was in Prince George's County between Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations.

Police found a 46-year-old man unconscious with life threatening injuries when they got on the train. The man was taken to the hospital and is still in critical condition as of Saturday evening.

A man matching the photo and description, which was broadcast to MTPD officers throughout the Metrorail system, was taken into custody at L'Enfant Plaza Station on Saturday.

Man critical after fight on green line train

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro Transit Police are investigating a fight that happened aboard a green line train and left a man in critical condition Friday night.

Police say the fight between the two men happened between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday while the train was traveling between the Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations. Officers boarded the train at Fort Totten and found the man with serious injuries.

He was taken to a hospital. Authorities said he is in critical condition.

The other man was not on the train.

Anyone who witnessed the altercation is asked to call Metro Transit Police at (202) 962-2121.