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Warren native comes face-to-face with D.C. gunman

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  A man originally from Warren says he came face-to-face with the Washington Navy Yard gunman.

Warren native Matthew Todd Brundidge is an executive assistant at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

He says he came face-to-face with the gunman after first hearing a fire alarm, and then being told there was no fire, and this was not a drill; a gunman was in the building.

That's when along with co-workers he ran for his life.

"As we were exiting the back door, we noticed him down the hall," said Brundidge, "he stepped around the corner, we heard shots. And, as he came around the corner, he aimed his gun at us and he fired at least two or three shots. And we ran down the stairs to get out of the building." 

"Everybody was going down the stairs, people were pushing, people were shoving, people were falling down. As we came outside, people were climbing the wall trying to get over the wall to get out of the spaces. It was just crazy," said Brundidge. 

Twelve of his co-workers died before the gunman himself was killed.

Two Navy employees and an M-P-D Officers are among those hurt.

According to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, along with one dead suspect, there may be another on the loose.
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