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Washington DC’s Union Station is evacuated after a shooting

  • Adam Pasick
By Adam Pasick

Senior Editor

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

Hundreds of scared commuters fled Washington DC’s Union Station on Friday afternoon after at least one gunshot, reportedly at the station’s food court.

Swarms of police arrived at the station, where flags were at half mast to honor the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. But shortly after the station’s evacuation, DC police said on Twitter that there was no active shooter at the scene, and a police spokesman told the Washington Post that a security guard shot a man at the station.

And CNN reported that the man was shot after stabbing his girlfriend:

According to ABC, the man who was shot is still alive, and the woman he stabbed was described as “OK.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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