Apparently there was a hostage situation in Silver Spring yesterday. That is in my area. My dad works in the outer suburban part of SS, a friend lives near the building, and another friend works right next door.
Don’t worry, everyone’s fine. My friends were inconvenienced at worst and my dad hardly noticed.
This tends to happen when ugly shit goes down around DC. We had the sniper years ago, and while the rest of the free world saw us on tv fearing for our lives, we just went about business as usual. We had the hostage situation yesterday, and my friends commented on how it interfered with their commute.
9/11, however…now THAT was cause for concern. I was at school in Salisbury at the time, and knew my folks were nowhere near the Pentagon that day, but I had to call and make sure.