City Desk

Reported Gunshots, Barricade Situation on Decatur Street

Cops have blocked off the 4800 block of Ninth Street NW and the 800 and 900 block of Decatur Street NW in an effort to deal with a male who reportedly dragged a female into a rowhouse in that area. Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes is on the scene and says via PDA that "Some are reporting gunshots." Updates as available.

UPDATE: Though it ended hours ago, D.C. police spokesperson Lieutenant Nicholas Breul tells City Desk it's still not quite clear what this morning's barricade situation was all about:

"As far as the barricade goes," he emails, "ERT [Emergency Response Team] made contact with four individuals in the house two women and two men, all adults and has begun an investigation into what happened.  Thus far no injuries reported and no charges.  One witness reported seeing a woman dragged into the house, while someone else reported hearing 'What they thought was a gunshot' no evidence of a weapon."

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