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Week in Springfield

Police-Involved Shooting in Franconia Area

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, police were called to a home in the 6600 block of Thurlton Drive in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County for the report of a possible suicidal subject. Officers arrived and encountered a 37-year-old man. Details are limited at this time; however, during that encounter, the man was shot by police. At least one officer performed CPR until Fairfax County Fire and Rescue arrived. The man was subsequently transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Detectives from Homicide and Internal Affairs, along with Crime Scene technicians responded to the scene.

The officers involved in this incident will be placed on routine administrative leave as the department begins parallel criminal and administrative investigations.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Library Friends to Hold Annual Meeting

The Friends of Richard Byrd Library will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, April 25, where the Friends will detail the highlights of their 2012 plans and unveil plans for 2013. Join them at 6:15 p.m. in the Richard Byrd Library conference room.

Then at 7:15 p.m., everyone is invited into the library’s meeting room for refreshments and to meet the guest speaker, Richard Bangs, who has been called the father of modern adventure travel, a travel pioneer and most interesting, a traveler with a purpose. At 7:30 p.m., his talk, “Unreasonable Travels with Richard Bangs,” begins. Featured will be some of his travel from the past year, including North Korea, Kashmir, Ladakh, Egypt, Borneo, Easter Island, Iguassu, Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and most dangerous of all (his words), the Catskills.

Sign up by calling the library at 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Apple, Vantria Federal Credit Unions Announce Merger

Apple Federal Credit Union (Apple) and Vantria Federal Credit Union (Vantria) announced that they have received approval by the National Credit Union Administration to merge in early May 2013. Apple is headquartered in Fairfax, with a branch network extending throughout Northern Virginia. Vantria is also headquartered in Fairfax County with one branch (Springfield) serving the county.

Apple will absorb Vantria, including all of its employees and its branch, so there are no expected layoffs or branch closings related to this merger.

“Apple will benefit from a larger member base and a slightly broader branch network, resulting in greater convenience for members of both credit unions,” says Larry Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Apple. “In addition, Vantria shares many of our core values including a strong membership focus and sense of community.”

Vantria members will automatically assume Apple membership and immediate access to their full line of products and services.