Quick update for folks emailing and calling me re. the gunman in the building
Addendum to clarify: I do not work in this building or there. However, a number of family members and friends do.
So far I've managed to reach most family and friends. All are safe. Luckily quite a few family members were not on site today for one reason or another. Most are now offsite. One friend is there, in the building in question, however he is in a secure location and is safe.
The hitch is there are meetings in this building, so people who would not normally be there are there.
If we hear anything further I'll let you know.
Thanks for the care. Julie
P.P.S. The kids saw this live as it began. There isn't a way to keep it from them. I welcome any suggestions about how to address this situation with them. Right now all I've said is a man who is mad is locked in the building and the police are working out how to get him out. Patience has asked about all the people we know there, especially family, and I've assured her they are all okay. One friend is there, but safe. I keep emphasizing that. Any ideas about how to explain this?