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.
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