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Barricade Situation on 1600 Block of Irving St, NW

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm 107 Comments


Final reader photos from the scene at 5:43pm


Final reader photos from the scene at 5:43pm

Update 5:42pm From DCFireems:

“Update – 16th st & Irving St NW – EMS transporting 1 adult male w/ MPD escort – DC F&EMS units will clear soon – MPD investigating”

UPDATE 5:31pm DCfireems is reporting:

“evaluating 1 adult for transport”

Readers report hearing possible stun grenades.

Update 5:15pm I’m getting multiple reader reports of 2 gunshots fired and an ambulance pulling up to the scene.

Update 5:02pm CM Jim Graham writes via twitter:

“only residents on 1600 blk of Irving will not be able to get into their homes right now. all other residents should be able to get home.”

Past Tense studio writes,

“North end of Mt. P area is fine. Just walked between Park and Lamont and saw people coming up Mt. P St. towards Lamont.”

Update 4:40PM: Washington Post reports:

A distraught man believed to be armed “with a screwdriver or screwdrivers”

The barricaded man is alone, according to police, and there is no indication that he has a gun.

UPDATE 4:20PM reader writes from Flying Fish Coffee: “Just cleared everyone out of the shops…say they might be there all night.”

Update: reader writes at 4pm:

“Lunatic barricades himself in building next to ercilias on Irving and Mt.pleasant St. All residents locked into their homes including my friends mike and Chris at flying fish coffee on Mt pleasant St. Sniper rifles galore!! Crazy days are here again!”

Continues with earlier reports and photos after the jump.


Mobile operation center on scene


Reader at flying fish coffee @ 4:05pm writes, “Just asked us to lock back and front doors and stay away from windows.”

@dcfireems says:

“possible Barricade situation – vicinity 16th St & Irving St NW – DC F&EMS Spec Ops assisting MPD”

MPD says steer clear of area – lots of traffic congestion.

A reader reports seeing an armored vehicle and a huge response of other emergency response vehicles going north on 16th St, NW.

Update 3:24pm reader reports, “Cops with rifle and binoculars pointed to a building on Irving south of Mt. Pleasant.”

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