“Everybody in there was pretty panicky, they were saying ‘don’t talk, stop, shut up, we don’t want anyone to hear that we’re in here’” he said.
Dave said the people in the closet put their feet up to the door, to prevent someone from barging into the room. He could hear people outside pounding on doors as they waited inside the closet. He said they emerged minutes later when the all clear was given.
Chrissie Seredni, of Richmond, Virginia, was in Union Station having lunch with her boss when she heard the shot.
“The first thing she said was ‘oh God, oh God, not now,’” she said.
Seredni said she ran with co-workers from the building and police moved in.
Seredni said she felt from the start that this wasn’t an attack related to 9/11 and quickly her feelings were backed up by police who classified it as a domestic incident.
Police say there was no apparent connection between a shooting at Washington’s massive Union Station and the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
D.C. police Commander Jeff Brown told reporters at the station that fears were heightened Friday because of the timing but that the facility was secured without incident.
-- Information via The Associated Press
Ursula Lauriston says she was in line at Jamba Juice Friday when she heard a gunshot.
She says: “I saw people running, and I just started running. It sounded like it was right next to me.”
She says people seemed confused, not knowing whether to run or hide. She ran because she thought she was close enough to exit the station entirely.
Once outside, she says, she felt a “need to capture the moment.” She snapped a photo of people fleeing and tweeted it.
The 28-year-old magazine editor says mass shootings in the news have put people on edge.
She says: “I thought it was a terror act just because Union Station would be a prime location for something like that.”
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