Man Found Dead Near Watergate Hotel

Police say death is 'suspicious'

An elderly man was found badly wounded Wednesday morning near the Watergate Hotel and later died at a local hospital.

Police are calling the death "suspicious."

The man was found at about 9:30 a.m. on a sidewalk in the courtyard of the upscale Potomac Plaza Apartments, located in the 2400 block of Virginia Avenue NW.  The building is across the street from the Watergate Hotel.

The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses said the area where the man was found was very bloody and that there were numerous garments and bags, typically associated with the homeless, in the area.

No further information was immediately available.

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