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
Washington Post Editors
December 21, 2009; 6:18 PM ET
Categories: The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose
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