The FEMA Headquarters in Washington D.C. was temporarily placed on lockdown on Tuesday, October 9, due to unconfirmed reports of a person with a gun. FEMA employees were told to shelter in place as a precaution.
Update: New reports indicate that there was a carjacking suspect believed to be near the Holiday Inn hotel, resulting in the FEMA HQ being placed on lockdown as a result.
At this time, the initial reports of an armed person have not been confirmed and no injuries have been reported.
The reports of a lockdown at the FEMA HQ and Holiday Inn in Washington D.C. is just the latest in a string of evacuations, lockdowns, bomb threats, and shootings that have plagued the United States.
Over the course of the past few years, shootings and lockdowns such as these have been a scourge upon the country and people have struggled with coming up with a solution. Lockdowns have become all too common as a means of protection when students and faculty are in danger and today is no different.
This incident follows similar incidents at Dodd Middle School in Connecticut, Windham Public Schools also in Connecticut, Pacoima Middle School in Los Angeles, Millennium Middle School in Florida, and US Grant High School in Oklahoma, which are just some of the places where events such as this have occurred.
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