According to documents filed in D. Superior Court, year-old Aftabjit Singh was arrested after drawing a BB gun on two men who were protesting the Pride parade. The men allegedly sprayed his wife, Melissa Duffy, with mace after she bumped into them. Singh confronted the men, and was hit and maced himself. He then drew his gun on them. The incident, which took place around p.
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DC Pride parade ends in chaos after false report of gunshots, causes 'widespread fear' - ABC News
Reuters - Several people were injured at a gay pride parade in Washington on Saturday when some in the crowd ran to escape what they thought was gunfire, and a man was later arrested when police found a firearm near him, officials said. Police, at the outset of the incident, received a report of a man with a gun at a park, Washington police Commander Guillermo Rivera told reporters. Seven people were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries they sustained in the disturbance and a number of other people with minor injuries were treated at the scene, Rivera said. Gay pride is celebrated around the world in June, with some parades set on or around June 28 to mark the anniversary of a police raid at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York, where patrons fought back and inspired the modern LGBT rights movement. Discover Thomson Reuters. Directory of sites. United States.
DC Pride Parade marchers injured after panic caused by noises mistaken for gunshots
A brief commotion broke out during Washington, D. There were minor injuries "due to reports of a shooting," Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a post on Twitter. Kevin Donahue, the deputy mayor for public safety, tweeted: "There are injuries from people running from what they thought were gunshots. There were no shots fired, and there is no active threat. DCPoliceDept will provide further updates.
Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride , which features a popular collection of events including the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert. Your ticket includes drinks and bites from local vendors, including City Winery. In addition to celebrating Pride, Countdown!