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Suspect description released in UMD student attempted kidnapping

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police have released a description of a suspect who they say tried to kidnap a University of Maryland student at knife point Sunday morning.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6'0" tall and wearing a red flannel shirt or coat. The victim said the man had dirty fingernails and a foul body odor, according to police.

The incident took place off campus in the 4400 block of Hartwick Road at about 6 a.m., the public safety office said
citing an incident report from Prince George's County police

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31 cases of viral meningitis at University of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- There have been 31 confirmed or suspected cases of viral meningitis among University of Maryland students, school official said in a letter Thursday.

Approximately 19 students have been hospitalized for supportive treatment, officials said.

The university is asking students to take the following preventative measures:

Woman found dead in College Park motel

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman was found dead in a motel room at the Days Inn in College Park Friday evening, Prince George's County Police said.

Police are investigating after a middle-aged woman was found in the motel room located in the 9100 block of Baltimore Ave around 7 p.m., authorities said.

At this time police do not believe foul play was involved.

Authorities are investigating.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The candidates for Maryland governor are desperately trying to get people for Election Day on Tuesday, and they've been getting some help from major political players.

Chris Christie will be back stumping for Republican Larry Hogan on Sunday, and the Brown-Ulman campaign got some help from Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday.

Clinton attended a rally for Brown at the University of Maryland in College Park in an attempt to transfer some of her immense popularity with young people and female voters to his campaign.

Brown is in a remarkably close race for the Governor's office in deep blue Maryland.

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University of Maryland confirms cases of viral meningitis

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The University of Maryland has confirmed multiple cases of viral meningitis on its campus.

In a letter sent to the campus on October 24th, David McBridge, Director of the University Health Center, said they were carefully tracking the cases of viral meningitis and were working with Prince George's County Health Department and the State Department.

"It is vital to note that the current infection we are dealing with is viral, not bacterial meningitis. Viral meningitis is not as dangerous as the bacterial form," the director noted.

Viral meningitis is shed in stool, and causes symptoms similar to the flu such as fever, nausea and vomiting, the director said.



For Veteran’s Day, LearningRx of DC Metro Area is offering 11 percent off of their brain training programs for military families Nov. 11 through Nov. 30, located at six, local centers, Chantilly, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Reston, Va., Vienna, Va. and North Potomac, Md. For each military child they train, LearningRx will also donate $111 to SemperMax, a program to enhance the morale and welfare of wounded veterans and their families. LearningRx programs have been helping traumatic-brain-injured military veterans, like U.S. Army Capt. Patrick Horan (Ret.) of McLean, Va., recover their speech and memory skills, and LearningRx is now extending brain training to military families that are looking to make learning easier or for those who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD or autism. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

3 men charged after accidental shooting at Md. McDonald's

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three men have been charged after a security guard in College Park, Md. shot at a suspect and accidentally hit a woman close by early Sunday morning at a McDonald's, according to Prince George's County Police.

On Sunday at 2:50 a.m. officers were called to the McDonald's in the 8300 block of Baltimore Avenue for a shooting, say police. They found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her wrist. They later discovered that a security guard working at the restaurant had asked three men and a woman to leave due to their disruptive behavior but the group refused to leave. One man started fighting with the security guard and during that fight the guard fired his weapon, according to police.The bullet hit the woman.