Virginia Police: Knife-Wielding Newark Man Charged Security Officers At DC-Area Hotel


Crystal City, Va. – At approximately 12:39 a.m. on March 23, Arlington County Police were dispatched to the report of a disorderly subject brandishing a knife, in the 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway, according to police.

Officials said upon arrival, it was determined that a male subject was being disorderly inside a hotel and had damaged property. When security officers attempted to intervene, the subject allegedly charged at them and made threatening statements while brandishing a knife, police said..

Arriving officers took the subject into custody. Later identified as Ralph Powers, 43, of Newark, Delaware. Powers was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Destruction of Property and Drunk in Public, according to police.