The Washington Nationals’ game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington D.C. that was scheduled for Monday night has been postponed after the tragic Navy Yard shootings in Washington, D.C.
Tonite’s #Nationals-Braves game has been postponed and will be made up as split doubleheader (1:05 p/7:05p) on Tue., Sept. 17.
— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) September 16, 2013
“All of us here in the Nationals organization were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events that occurred this morning only a few blocks from Nationals Park,” the Nationals said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with our friends at the Navy Yard and those impacted by today’s incident.”
The status of the game was in doubt after a shooter opened fire at the Navy Yard building in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, killing at least 11 people.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson told the Washington Post that players and employees were not able to go to the ballpark yet.
“We’re not allowed to go to the ballpark,” he told the Post. “They told us to stay away.”
According to the Post, “Johnson said he was told two armed guards are stationed in front of the stadium to make sure no one gets in.”
The metro stop for Nationals Park, Washington’s stadium, is the Navy Yard metro stop, which is two blocks from the stadium. A parking lot at the stadium is currently being used for families impacted by the tragedy to gather.
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