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     DEATH ON SHIP A crewman on board a Virginia-based fishing boat is dead and a fellow crew member is suspected of causing the violent death while they were on a trawler 60 miles off Nantucket, the Coast Guard said. The names of the people involved were not released. Coast Guard Petty Officer Andrew Barresi said the incident played out on the Captain Billy Haver, an 82-foot fishing boat berthed in Seaford, Va., on Sunday. He said someone on board the fishing vessel called the Coast Guard and reported that a member of the crew had attacked crew mates. Responding to the medical emergency, a German cruise ship named the Mein Schiff 6 detoured to the fishing boat and took two of the Haver’s crew on board, the Coast Guard said. A doctor on the German ship declared one of the fisherman had died, Barresi said. The trawler, the cruise ship, and the Coast Guard cutter Legare are sailing to Boston, where they will meet investigators. The Coast Guard is referring the case to US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.

     CAMPUS CRIME A University of New Hampshire student pulled a knife from her backpack and deterred a man who was trying to rob her on campus in Durham Friday night, police said. The attempted robbery took place shortly before 10:15 p.m., as the female student was walking along a path behind the university’s Memorial Union Building, UNH police said. The building is known as UNH’s “heart of campus,” according to the building’s Facebook page. The male suspect allegedly cornered the victim and demanded that she empty her pockets and turn over her wallet before taking her ID. The victim then put her backpack on the ground and took out a unfolded knife, police said. The suspect dropped the victim’s ID and ran off, police said. The victim described the assailant as a tall, skinny white male wearing glasses and dark clothing, police said. It is not clear whether the man is a UNH student.

     SHOOTING ARREST Boston police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for a shooting near a Roxbury mosque early Monday that left the victim with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. The gender and age of the victim were not immediately available. Police said officers were called to 724 Shawmut Ave. around 6:20 a.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound. The Mosque for Praising Allah is at that address and police said it was not yet clear whether there was a connection between the mosque and the shooting suspect. Sergeant John Boyle, a police spokesman, said an arrest was made Monday morning and more details would be released later. A man who answered the telephone at the mosque Monday declined to comment.

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     SHOTS FIRED State Police responded to a report of shots fired in Milton Monday morning in what appears to be a targeted shooting, police said. Troopers arrived at the area of 7 Brush Hill Road near Blue Hills Parkway around 11:30 a.m., along with State Police detectives, patrols, crime scene services, and a ballistics unit, State Police said in a tweet. No one was hit by the gunfire, but police believe they know who the intended targets were, said State Police spokesman David Procopio. “Evidence suggests it was not random and was not connected to anyone who lives in that immediate area,” he said. Police are looking to learn more about the suspects. Procopio said.