Panic at DC pride parade sends people running

  • Police officers speak with a woman behind crime scene tape, Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Dupont Circle in Washington. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • A police officer watches the crowd at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade at Dupont Circle in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation’s capital sent people running through the city’s streets, authorities said. Police said some who fled had minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals.

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