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Park Terrace Residents React To Standoff

A gunman was in the Park Terrace apartment building, and there was a hostage in danger. Police made the decision to evacuate all of the apartments in the complex, just in case.
Chestnut street is much quieter and the sidewalks, are empty. Earlier that's where everyone who lives there gathered. They had to scramble for safety.
The Ogle family was taking a nap, when police started banging on their door telling them to get out, now.
"They made it very clear that it was urgent." - Scott Ogle
The family didn't have time to grab shoes, or even a shirt for their little girl. They got out as soon as they could, because of what police told them.
"We need everyone to evacuate there's a hostage situation, a man with a gun, that's it." - Scott Ogle
But some residents weren't as cooperative as the Ogles. Police had to force one man to leave. Residents tell us that hundreds lived in those apartments and during the chaos, they sat, on curbs, waiting.
But this isn't the first time cops have been at their apartment complex.
"It wasn't the greatest neighborhood when we first moved in."
But residents say it was still a shock, to see this kind of violence so close to home.
"You want to be safe where you are living."


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