Union Station Evacuated After Stabbing, Shooting

A security guard shot and wounded a man who stabbed a woman in Union Station around 1 p.m. Friday, resulting in a brief evacuation of the station, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

MPD Director of Communications Gwendolyn Crump indicated the stabbing may have been a domestic dispute, according to CNN, although the details of the stabbing are still unconfirmed.

The shot was fired near a McDonald’s restaurant around the Amtrak terminals, according to The Washington Post.

Immediately following the gunshot, MPD tweeted that it was not an active shooter situation.

Both victims were conscious and being treated, according to MPD spokesman Lt. Sean Conboy and the department’s twitter account. The Washington Post also reported at least one victim was taken out through a side entrance on a stretcher.

This story is developing. We will post updates as they become available.



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