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    A third person has succumbed to injuries from the lighting strike at Lafayette Park near the White House on Thursday evening, according to police. Police provided no details other than saying the person who died was a 29-year-old man, becoming the third to die after four people were struck Thursday night and found around 7 p.m. in Lafayette Park, fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo said. "A third victim, a 29-year-old adult male, has been pronounced. The identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification," the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department told the Washington Examiner. TWO PEOPLE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NEAR WHITE HOUSE DIE FROM INJURIES All four victims sustained significant injuries from the lightning blast, and two of them were confirmed dead as of Friday morning by MPD. Those two victims were James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, per the MPD. First responders quickly arrived after the four victims hit by lightning were found. Severe thunderstorms had covered the city with loud cracking and booming across the metropolitan area. Footage published by CBS...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two people who were critically injured in a lightning strike outside the White House have died, police said Friday. Two others remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died of their injuries after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park, located directly outside the White House complex, the Metropolitan Police Department said. The two other people, a man and a woman, were in critical condition, the police department said. Their identities were not immediately released. Authorities did not reveal how the people were injured, other than to say they were critically hurt in the lightning strike. “We are saddened by the tragic loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. “Our hearts are with the families who lost loved ones, and we are praying for those still fighting for their lives.” Officers with the Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police witnessed the lightning strike Thursday night and ran over to render first aid, officials said. Emergency medical crews...
    Two people are dead and two injured after being struck by lightning across the street from the White House Thursday evening. According to CNN, James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, were visiting from Wisconsin when they were struck by lightning in Lafayette Park, right across Pennsylvania Ave. from the White House, while “riding out the storm under a tree, according to a law enforcement source.” Sadly, the couple died from their injuries, reported Fox 5 DC. The other couple remain hospitalized in critical condition and their names have not yet been released. Members of the Park Police and Secret Service witnessed the strike and rushed to aid the victims, finding all four unconscious underneath the tree and administering CPR and AED, as well as calling D.C. Fire and EMS. “What I want to do is thank them because their agents, their officers witnessed this lightning strike and immediately began to render aid to the four victims which is very critical in helping with survivability,” said Vito Maggiolo, the spokesperson for D.C. Fire and EMS. The four people were transported...
    FOUR people were critically injured following a lightning strike near the White House on Thursday.  The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department confirmed they were “in the process of treating and transporting 4 patients, all in critical condition.” 2A lightning strike left four people critically injured in Lafayette Park near the White HouseCredit: DC Fire and EMS 2Lightning strikes were reported in nearby Virginia and across the east coast of the USCredit: DC Fire and EMS Video posted on social media showed several emergency vehicles along the main road near Lafayette Park in Washington, DC. The road separates the White House from the park.  Vito Maggiolo, a spokesperson for the fire department, said four people were found suffering from injuries around 7pm.  The victims were found 100 feet from the park’s bronze statue of General Andrew Jackson.  Their names and ages have not yet been made public.  Lightning strikes were reported in the nearby state of Virginia and across the east coast of the United States.  Most read in The US SunDIET DANGERS The top 5 worst foods that...
    Multiple people were injured in an apparent lightning strike just outside the White House on Thursday. Four people, all in critical condition, are being treated and transported to a hospital after the bolt hit somewhere in Lafayette Park, DC Fire and EMS reported in a tweet. Apparent lightning strike Lafayette Park NW. #DCsBravest on scene in the process of treating and transporting 4 patients, all in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/1jyCh44Q2n— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) August 4, 2022 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER This story is breaking and will be updated. Washington D.C. News Weather Natural Disasters
    The remaining fencing that surrounded Lafayette Square, the park across from the White House, has been removed after being erected during the height of the nationwide protests over policing following the killing of George Floyd. Some social media users posted photos of the park that showed portions of the black fence being dismantled.  Sean Raymond, a program associate at Democracy Fund, tweeted about the "surprising scene." "Final remaining barricades are being dismantled in Lafayette Square, he wrote. He continued, "Hard to fathom how much history occurred here in the last 13 months." The park has been at the center of the controversy after law enforcement officers last summer cleared the area prior to a former President Trump walk-through. Trump’s critics say the protesters were ejected to make way for a photo-op, but an Inspector General’s report released earlier this month determined that the protesters were removed over security concerns. The investigation released by Interior Department Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt, said U.S. Park Police and the U.S. Secret Service concluded it was necessary to remove protestors from the park on June 1 in order...
    Loading the player... Lafayette Square, the park across from the White House, reopened Monday to the public nearly a year after federal authorities fenced off the area at the height of nationwide protests over policing following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The square, which offers perhaps the best view of the White House to the public, was closed after U.S. Park Police officers last June forcefully dispersed protesters who had gathered near the White House. The protesters were ejected from the square shortly before then-President Donald Trump walked across the park to stand near St. John’s Church to pose before cameras holding a Bible. The church had been damaged the night before Trump’s photo-op, when a fire was set in the basement of the building during protests. Fencing still surrounds the square named after the American Revolutionary War hero, but entryways on the northern side of the park were quietly opened to the public on Monday morning. Read More: Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, reopens...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lafayette Square, the park across from the White House, reopened Monday to the public nearly a year after federal authorities fenced off the area at the height of nationwide protests over policing following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The square, which offers perhaps the best view of the White House to the public, was closed after U.S. Park Police officers last June forcefully dispersed protesters who had gathered near the White House. READ MORE: Maryland Health Officials Launch New Initiative To Encourage Continued COVID Testing WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 17: A woman holds onto a fence surrounding Lafayette Park as part of the expanded protective perimeter around the White House on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. As a result of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol, increased security measures have been put in place, including 25,000 National Guard soldiers, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th U.S. President. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) The protesters were ejected from the square shortly before then-President Donald Trump walked across the park to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco firefighters are working to put out a 3-alarm fire near Lafayette Park.According to a tweet sent out by the San Francisco Fire Department, the blaze broke out around 7:30 p.m. Friday at a building in the 1900 block of Washington Street. 2ND ALARM STRUCTURE FIRE , 1927 WASHINGTON ST, SF AVOID AREA pic.twitter.com/1P6e4kVB96— SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA (@SFFDPIO) July 11, 2020Officials say flames spread from the garage to the second floor and then onto the third.At this time there are no injuries reporter and the cause of the fire is unknown.Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.
    Protesters on Monday tried toppling a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House, while sealing off an area in an act of defiance similar to events in Seattle by declaring off-limits an area dubbed the "Black House Autonomous Zone," or "BHAZ." Police intervened as chants of “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Andrew Jackson’s got to go" were heard while a rope was put around the bust of the seventh president riding a horse, the Washington Post reported. Hundreds of protesters locked arms around the statue before police officers removed the crowd in a chaotic scene. U.S. Park and D.C. police used a chemical irritant to disperse the crowd and officers were hit with objects. Johnson is known for his treatment of Native Americans and is the latest historical figure to draw the ire of protesters demanding monuments and memorials to those with racists past be taken down. Fox News has confirmed that the U.S. Secret Service asked reporters to leave the White House grounds nearby. The specific reason wasn't clear. Nearby, videos circulating online show people around Lafayette Park carrying wooden boards and fencing in an attempt...
    America_Protests_Lafayette_Park_84202 In this June 1, 2020, photo, police stand in smoke as they clear the area Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington. The Trump administration’s use of smoke bombs and pepper balls to rout civil rights demonstrators from Lafayette Park near the White House has added a new chapter to the site’s storied history as a soapbox for social and political unrest. AP Photo/Evan Vucci America_Protests_Lafayette_Park_38607 FILE - In this April 3, 1966, file photo, a group of protesters from the Mississippi Delta area pitch tents and camped in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House in Washington. A number of the campers stand in the grass between the tents and the tulip beds which rings the square. The sign on the tent at left reads, "Houses Instead of Tents." The Trump administration’s use of smoke bombs and pepper balls to rout civil rights demonstrators from Lafayette Park near the White House has added a new chapter to the site’s storied history as a soapbox...
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