Outside the Museum This Morning

Incoming traffic from Virginia on 14th St. headed north passed by the Holocaust Museum this morning just beore 9 a.m., some cars slowing to catch a glimpse of the police scene out front.

Two large white trucks stamped "Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office, were parked just north of the museum entrance. Yellow police tape roped off the sidewalk of the museum and several D.C. police cars parked out front.

Federal workers passed on their way to their offices, many slowing to absorb the early morning scene.

Shabazz Bryant, a material handler for the Dept. of Agriculture -- which is across the street from the museum -- said he heard the shots yesterday when he was outside smoking a cigarette and he ran the other way.

"It's terrible. I'm used to hearing gunshots where I live," said Bryant, who lives right outside Southeast Washington in Temple Hills, Md, "But not here, not downtown."

-- Theola Labbé-DeBose

June 11, 2009; 9:16 AM ET  | Category:  metro
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