Tell your brother to get the M4 out of the garage

There’s an in-progress hostage situation going on in Pentagon City on 20th St. Nothing on the news about it yet but the above subject line is a quote from one cop talking to another cop. Which leaves about 14 more not participating in the conversation. Here’s hoping they didn’t really say M4.

Update 8:40pm: The situation continues. At least some of the roads are closed off in Crystal City around 20th S and Ives. Neighborhood chatter and what’s been overheard from the cops indicates the hostage taker is named Gene who had been trying to cope with a substance problem for the last year. Communication between Gene and the cops is going through a friend he is on the phone with. No word on who, if anyone, is being held against their will inside.

Update 10:20pm: The situation has ended with a sniper shot. The hostage-taker was wheeled away on a stretcher, apparently alive. No word of yet about the status of any hostages but nobody else was seen being taken away by ambulance.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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