I was working at the USDA building on the mall and remember meeting 2IPAs coming from L'Fant Plaza once the government closed. We decided it appeared Metro was closed and we had to walk home. So we headed for Pennsylvania Ave where we hoped to get to the Key Bridge. There appeared to be people going into the subway at Federal Triangle, so we went in there. People squeezed into the subway cars with precision like the Marines. Everybody was helping each other as we all tried to get home to what we thought would be safety. The subway ride was really amazing.