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D.C. paramedics retreat from house after learning of gun

D.C. paramedics who went to treat an ill man in Northeast Washington this afternoon retreated from the scene after learning that the man had a firearm in his house. The gun was not pointed at anyone and police arrested the man on an unregistered firearms charge.

D.C. police spokesman Quintin Peterson said paramedics who went to a house in the 1200 block of Farragut Place NE early this afternoon were told that the patient was "agitated" and that he owned a shotgun. The paramedics withdrew and called police, Peterson said, and the person closed and locked the door to his home.

When police arrived, they were able to interview the man and learned that an unregistered shotgun was in his home. The 52-year-old man was arrested without incident and charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition. The gun was seized.

The man is currently undergoing physical and mental evaluation, Peterson said.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 21, 2009; 6:18 PM ET
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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The paramedics were probably trying to perform "Obamacare" of the stricken man. I don't blame him for pulling a gun and waving them off.

Posted by: willtill | December 21, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"Obamacare?"...really? Thank you for posting one of the the most ignorant and unrelated comments I've read all year. Trashing Obama seems to be the new cool thing for ignorant white men to do. Wow, another ignorant white man who voted for McCain-Palin rears their head...if you so voted (and most white men are ashamed of their McCain-Palin vote so I in no way expect you to admit it) then, in my opinion, you've lost your right to participate in any intellectually challenging democratic debate on pretty much any political issue due to the shear magnitude of the ignorance of your vote. OMG, I would be so thrilled to see what health care solutions McCain & Palin would be proposing right now?...and how about how they would be handling the current financial crisis this country is in? Obama is the best man for the job and your trashing him online with an unrelated & offtrack "Obamacare" comment will never change this fact so get over it...a black man is our President. Please propose someone else to lead this country or please propose an alternative health care solution...otherwise, please keep your ignorant and unrelated "Obamacare" comments to case you have not one is laughing.

Posted by: fedupwithbs | December 21, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Nice job. A situation resolved correctly. Fairfax County may want to take a few pointers.

Posted by: askgees | December 21, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"Obamacare?"...really? Thank you for posting one of the the most ignorant and unrelated comments I've read all year. Trashing Obama seems to be the new cool thing for ignorant white men to do.

So you are a racist, dullard and a mor0n. WOW. You seem to have all bases covered. Too bad you can dish it out but cannot take it when it comes back. Sorry id10t but you can't have it both ways. Welcome to reality.

Posted by: askgees | December 21, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

A racist, dullard, a mor0n and id10t? Please hush your nonsene...I will be all of these as soon as you provide me with another viable candidate who can lead this country...and as soon as you propose a viable healthcare alternative...which you obviously cannot provide...and demonstrate to me that you did not vote for McCain-Palin. Wow, another McCain-Palin supporter calling me a racists. I am so impressed! And I do live in live in a white FANTASY world...and unfortunately dont even realize it. Wake up!

Posted by: fedupwithbs | December 21, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

And askgees is clever enough to avoid the filters. Just not clever enough to know how to express himself without using profanity. In other words, a dullard.


Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | December 21, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

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