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17th Street: Fireworks Were Source of Early-Morning Noises

by Borderstan.com April 9, 2010 at 8:12 am 8 Comments

There have been reports of numerous loud noises that sounded like gunshots or explosions around 1:30 a.m. in the vicinity of 17th and S Streets NW. A spokesperson for MPD 2nd District confirmed that the cause was fireworks:

At approximately 0130, there were multiple calls for service for sounds of gunshots from the 1700 block of 17th Street and the 1700 blocks of Q, Riggs and R Streets NW.  An officer was in the area and observed fireworks. A canvas revealed no actual gunshots.

Comments (8)

  1. Thanks very much for posting this – was wondering what those sounds were last night.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. That really scared me!

  3. I’d like to personally punch the person who did that in the face but glad it wasn’t gunshots.

  4. Heard that too on 1600 block of R st. right at 1:30. Thought it was a transformer blowing up or gunshots.

  5. Yeah thanks for the Red Dawn moment. We’re in DC after all, one never knows. Yes very glad it wasn’t gun shots. Let’s get through the weekend w/o any fire-crackers, guns, muggings. Happy Friday everyone!

  6. Thank you for posting!! Was afraid I’d hallucinated!

  7. Thanks for the quick response, Borderstan — good to know what happened! This woke me up from a deep sleep — sounded just like gunshots, very scary. Fireworks in the middle of a Thursday night?! Some people …

  8. Thank you so much for posting this! was so worried last night.

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