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Major Police Presence at 11th and Park Rd, NW Wed. Night – Man with BB Gun Causes Major Scare – Situation Under Control

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm 17 Comments

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I received a number of texts and emails around 10:20pm Wed. evening along the following lines:

“Dear PoP,

So I’m currently at Meridian Pint and there are tons of cops outside, some with assault rifles and riot gear. There’s a police van and at least 10 police cars parked in the street. According to management, no one is not allowed to leave. The police presence seems to be concentrated here at 11th and Park, but there have been roadblocks reported in the area for at least two hours. Any idea what’s going on?”

MPD assures me as of 10:36pm that the situation is under control. Apparently there was a man with a bb gun that looked like a military rifle in the window of a home on Park Rd between 11th and 13th St, NW. There are very few further details at the moment but folks are allowed to leave and the situation is under control.

Ed. Note: In situations like this, I report on twitter first if I’m not near a computer. You can follow my tweets on @PoPville here.

  • profchris

    Sometimes it isn’t a gangsta wannabe or junior thug. Sometimes it’s just a garden variety douchebag with a BB gun.

  • Anonymous

    Guns and bullets in America. What a strange and awful love affair.

  • Anonymous

    I was downstairs at Meridian Pint when they closed the fire doors to the stairs, so that nobody could leave. No one seemed to mind. There wasn’t much information other than “police presence, you can’t leave right now.” But again, pretty cool atmosphere, no one seemed to mind. Interested in learning more.

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      What does that have to do with a BB gun in CH? With less coke around, it’ll also be less likely there will another idiot out experimenting with Darwinism.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it might, but this bust has about as much to do with the bb gun as it does with the mysterious death of Anna Nicole Smith.

      • Anonymous

        Anna Nicole Smith’s bust?

    • another guy named Chris

      Well hopefully since they were trying to set up in the DC area, there will not be a free-for-all drug war for all the up and coming drug lords aspiring to be the next Scarface.

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  • another guy named Chris

    So tons of cops and assault-rifle wielding special-ops over a dude with a BB gun?

    *scratches head*

    Did he take hostages?

    • anon

      +1 Some SWPL pansy sees a guy playing with an Airsoft toy, and out comes the tactical assault team… I think it’s time to cut their budget.

  • MBA Thug

    It’s hot up in this bitch that’s a good enough reason. Actually I had to go back upstairs and get my jacket it was chilly out.

  • Lily

    a bb gun *that looked like a military rifle*

    PoP – system told me that I’m posting too rapidly, but this is my first post in days. Glitch?

    • katesmash

      Just did the same thing to me!

      • Prince Of Petworth

        Can you guys email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail if it happens again and/or if it actually won’t let you post? Thanks! And sorry about this.

    • Anonymous

      it’s done that to me in the past as well.


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