I was feeling sorry for myself, having to be up and out of bed this morning at 6am. I hate, hate, HATE any time of day that's prior to, let's say, 10am at the very earliest. I usually don't hit the hay until 1 or 2 in the morning and I like my rest. A lot.
However, I feel really bad for these people;
The NBC4 newsroom received a lot of calls about the loud noise. It could even be heard from the newsroom up in Tenleytown.
One person who wrote in to us said:
"There is a deafening noise coming from Intelstat building at the corner of Connecticut Ave and Van Ness street NW. It started at 5:30AM and has not stopped. Residence are awake and alarmed but no one knows what it is. Police were called, came by briefly and left."
So what was it?
The Department of Emergency Management told News4 Wednesday morning that it was someone's house alarm in the 3500 block of Macomb Street NW. However, commenters below pointed out they didn't think a house alarm could be that loud. After calling the DEM back, they were sticking with their story, saying that a home alarm was the culprit.
However, we later received a tip that the sound came from the University of the District of Columbia. A letter was sent out to the UDC community late Wednesday morning: