More than half a dozen people were transported to local hospitals that were not life-threatening after a false report of a Capital Pride parade shootout confused attendees and spectators near Dupont Circle.
More than half a dozen people were transported to hospitals in the area with non-life threatening injuries, and a man is in custody after a false report of a shootout at the Capital Pride parade causing confusion among attendees and nearby spectators of the Dupont Circle. DC police said.
At about 19:20 pm On Saturday, police officers responded to a report from a man with a gun in the park. The police stopped the person and brought a gun up close again, police commander. Guillermo Rivera said.
"There was absolutely no evidence that any shots were fired," he said. "At this time, a male suspect was arrested for seeming to have possessed a gun."
According to the police, seven people with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to the local hospitals. According to Rivera, DC Fire and EMS also treated several others for minor injuries at the scene.
Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted at 20:24. On Saturday, bulletins fired at the incident were false and did not represent an active threat.
I was @DCPoliceDept Chief Newsham on the incident at #CapitalPride . @dcfireems is on hand to handle minor injuries / due to reports of a shootout. No shots were fired and there is no active threat. @DCPoliceDept will provide more updates. https://t.co/ngLLbHVzKV[19659003[-MurielBowser(@MurielBowser) June 9, 2019
Kevin Donahue, DC's Deputy Major Public Security and Justice, said in a separate tweet that people were hurt when they ran away from shots.
Dave Dildine of WTOP described how people jumped from swimmers and ran in all directions after the crowd started calling "active shooters".
– Dave Dildine (@DildineWTOP) June 9, 2019
D.C. The police ask everyone with information about the incident to contact.
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