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Weekend traffic work at busy Montgomery Co. intersection


SILVER SPRING (WUSA9) -- Construction work this weekend is expected to cause a traffic headache at a busy Montgomery County intersection.

The Maryland Department of Transportation says travel lanes at the intersection of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and Randolph Road will be restricted to one lane in each direction on both roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers will be able to make left and right turns at the intersection.

Motorists who normally use that intersection are advised to take an alternate route like Connecticut Avenue.

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Suspect sought in Silver Spring bank robbery

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) - Police are looking for a white male in his 50's in connection with a bank robbery at a Sun Trust Bank on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. along the 8700 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. The male suspect allegedly walked into the bank, passed a note over to a bank teller and walked away on foot.

Luckily for customers and employees at the bank, no weapon was used during the robbery. It is unknown how much money the suspect escaped with.

Police are still on scene and the bank is closed according to Montgomery County Police.

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30-40 evacuated due to CO leak in Silver Spring building

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Thirty to 40 people were evacuated from a Silver Spring apartment building Tuesday night, due to a carbon monoxide leak, according to Montgomery County fire.

The leak occurred in the 7700 block of Eastern Avenue. Fire officials say the building has been evacuated.

At least two people are being evaluated for carbon monoxide, fire officials said.

The building's management arrived on the scene and fire officials say the gas to the building was turned off.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Maintenance vehicle hit by MARC train in Silver Spring

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A CSX dump truck was hit by a MARC train in Silver Spring, Md. Monday evening.

The accident occurred at Forest Glen Road and Seminary Road. Nearby roads were shut down for more than an hour while crews cleared the truck from the train tracks. All roads have been reopened.

Two people, including the driver of the truck, suffered minor injuries in the accident. Approximately 600 people were on board the MARC train.

The train was a Brunswick line train heading for Martinsburg, W. Va. Passengers were transferred to a new train and were late able to de-board once the truck was towed away.

Service on the Brunswick line has been restored, but delays are ongoing.

Both CSX and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident.

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Man arrested for sexual assault while impersonating cop

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) – A Silver Spring man was arrested Friday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while impersonating a police officer.

Nicholas Morales-Macedo of the 9400 block of Thornhill Road in Silver Spring was charged two counts of second degree sex offense after he reportedly said he would arrest the woman if she did not perform sexual acts on him.

According to Montgomery County police, Morales-Macedo met his 44-year-old victim at the Days Inn in Silver Spring on January 15, 2012. The two had previously met online.

The victim told police that Morales-Macedo entered the hotel room she was in, displayed a silver badge and said he was a police officer. She then said Morales handcuffed her and told her she would not be arrested if she performed sexual acts on him.

Security to be reviewed at Army recruitment centers

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, the Army's top officer says security at recruitment and reserve centers across the country will be scrutinized.

That review could include adding armed troops or guards to these military centers. Weapons are currently prohibited at recruitment offices, and armed guards are just one option being considered.

Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno says having troops at these recruitment centers carry guns may cause more problems than it may solve. Some people near the Army recruiting office in Silver Spring were also skeptical of that idea.

"I think it adds more danger to the situation, honestly," Amanda Everett of Washington, D.C. said. "You want them to protect themselves, but I don't know if that would that would necessarily help them."

Armed teen charged as adult in 2 Md. house burglaries

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- A seventeen-year-old of Capital Heights is being charged as an adult for two residential burglaries he he was involved in in Silver Spring, Montgomery County police said.

Wayne A. Robinson, 17, of Capital Heights is being charged for attempted residential burglary in Silver Spring while armed with a handgun. Robinson was charged as an adult for the offenses related to the two incidents.

One of the robberies happened on June 24 around 2 a.m. at the residence located in the 700 block of Pershing Drive. The homeowner told officers he heard a person trying to open the front door. Robinson fled when he was spotted by the homeowner who was looking outside of the window.