Navy Capt. Mark Vandroff on Monday shared his astonishing story about surviving the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., revealing he had to barricade himself inside a conference room.
“I was in a conference room on the third floor of building 197… I was in a meeting with members of my staff, a very routine morning meeting. A little after 8 [a.m.] we heard a loud noise and really didn’t think anything of it,” he told “Studio B.” A few minutes later, we heard what was definitely gun fire.”
Vandroff said he and some of his other staff members “got down on the floor as low as we could and started to barricade ourselves in with tables, doors — just to try and stay in place and stay as safe as we could.”
A short time later, the Navy captain said they heard a “very loud shot” and then “looked up” and saw bullet holes in the walls of the conference room.
Vandroff said he was texting other members of his staff to make sure they were safe when uniformed police officers entered the room and escorted them out.
So who exactly is Vandroff?
A quick look at a Twitter account appearing to belong to him shows he’s 1989 graduate of the US Naval Academy and that he’s a fan of conservative author Eric Metaxes and other conservative figures.