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Heavily armed Metropolitan Police Department officers surrounded a building near Mt. Pleasant and Irving streets NW Tuesday afternoon, responding to what officials said was a “possible barricade situation.” A man was reportedly barricaded in his apartment with a screwdriver or screwdrivers.
Washington City Paper contributor Stefanie Gans was nearby and took pictures of the standoff. View a slideshow of the scene here.
UPDATE: The man is reportedly dead, after witnesses heard two gunshots.