Juvenile arrested for Christmas Eve hit and run against firefighters

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Juvenile arrested for Christmas Eve hit and run against firefighters
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By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]

Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old Falls Church resident for an alleged hit and run incident against Alexandria firefighters that occurred on Christmas Eve 2021, according to a news release.

At about 4:20 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2021, Alexandria firefighters responded to a call for service in the 300 block of South Reynolds Street. While loading their equipment onto the fire truck, what police identified as a dark colored vehicle hit two of the firefighters and the truck, according to the Alexandria Police Department. The driver did not stop or slow down and instead sped away.

The two firefighters who were hit were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and went home the same day. APD worked with Fairfax County Police Department to locate and arrest the 17-year-old male suspect. He has been charged with two counts of felony hit and run, according to APD. Since he is a juvenile, police cannot publicly disclose his identity per Virginia state law.

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