DARCY SPENCER and ASHA BEH
March 8, 2010
A witness to the shooting in front of the Pentagon says he is still reeling from being taken in by police that day.
“I was thinking I was going to die,” Dan Namisi told NBC4. “I am very traumatized with this whole experience.”
Namisi was on his way home to Virginia when John Patrick Bedell opened fire at the entrance to the Pentagon Thursday. When it was over, police said Bedell was the lone gunman who injured two police officers before being fatally shot.
But soon after Namisi heard the shots, he found himself in handcuffs.
“I heard a ‘pop! pop!’ so I ducked down to the ground,” he recalled. “They gave commands to lay down flat and then they handcuffed me. And I was puzzled. Why are they handcuffing me?”
Police did not tell Namisi, who was trying to get to his home in Burke, why he was in handcuffs — or why it took three hours for him to be released.
This article was posted: Monday, March 8, 2010 at 6:13 am