WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities are stepping up patrols on a trail between Washington and Maryland following a number of attacks in recent weeks.
Police say there have been four attacks, including assaults and robberies, on a stretch of the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail that runs from Silver Spring, Md. to Union Station in Washington.READ MORE: President Biden Announces Travel Restrictions On Eight South African Countries In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of New COVID-19 Variant
The last incident occurred last week when two men tried to use a Taser on a bicyclist just south of Rhode Island Avenue.READ MORE: Police: Murder Suspect Barricades Himself Inside Baltimore Home After Firing Shots At Officers
Police say they have not determined whether the attacks are related. The increased patrols will continue indefinitely.MORE NEWS: Shoppers Across Maryland Return To Stores For Black Friday As Retailers Face Supply, Staffing Challenges
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