Navy Midshipmen Caught in Baltimore Riots Direct Families to Safety

AS REPORTED BY THE MILITARY TIMES:
The Capital, Annapolis, Md. | by Tim Prudente

A patio chair smashed the sandwich shop window.

Glass fell around Midshipman Brad Kadlubowski, seated before a window Saturday at a Subway in Baltimore.

Inside, a father steered his wife and two children to the back of the shop. His son has asthma; the father worried about tear gas.

Another chair smashed another window.

Everyone to the back, the midshipmen instructed.

Families and Naval Academy midshipmen had come for dinner before Saturday’s Orioles game. Protests over the death of Freddie Gray began peacefully that day but ended with confrontation. By Monday, the day of Gray’s funeral, protests escalated into violence. At least 15 officers were injured Monday, and the Orioles game was postponed.

Some midshipmen didn’t know about the ongoing protests when they arrived Saturday in Baltimore.

“I didn’t realize it would be so close to Camden Yards,” said Midshipman Madisen Grinnell, 18, of Sacramento, California, on Monday. She and nine other midshipmen found themselves caught in the protests.

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