WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Washington Nationals game has been postponed Monday night after 12 people were killed in the Navy Yard shooting rampage in Anacostia.
The Nationals were slated to play against the Atlanta braves at 7:04 p.m.
The Nationals will make up the game on Tuesday afternoon with a double-header at Nationals Park.
The Nationals released this statement on Monday afternoon:
"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. Our
thoughts and prayers remain with our friends at the Navy Yard and those
impacted by today's incident.
In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight's game
against the Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming
The safety of our fans is our utmost priority. As we have throughout the day,
the Nationals security personnel will continue to work closely with all levels
of law enforcement to reinforce the already high level of security in place at
Nationals Park and to ensure that our visitors always have a safe experience."