No further info on the incident yet. I'll go upstairs tomorrow, I've not heard any noise up there yet, so I'm guessing she's not home. I'm hoping she's alright, but as I don't really know her, I'd like to not disturb her too much so she has a chance to recover.
I didn't go back inside from a choice of "I want to be agreeable", but rather due to my neighbor going back in. Standing in front of my door staring at other doors while being stared at didn't seem enjoyable. If I'd be able to simply continue to mind my own business and talk to my neighbor, I'd have told him to send someone to watch me if he so chose. There was no tension at that point anyhow, since the guy had fled successfully (for a little while, anyhow) and there was nothing going on except for medical assistance in the upstairs apartment.
Citizen, I like that too, would have used something like that if I'd stayed outside.
PT111, there was no other badguy
, it was a male/female domestic dispute, and at the point where I was asked to go back inside, that was well confirmed. After all, they'd already chased the guy off and had been speaking to her for a good 10 minutes by then. They knew he'd driven off. When the incident was active, I'd been helpful and stayed out from underfoot. Heck, even if the whole thing had restarted somehow, the landing is pretty big, and more than sufficient for them to chase people up and down the stairs without me or my neighbor being in the way. It's not a tiny stairwell, it's large and central to the building...maybe, 12 by 6 or so (I didn't measure, just ballparking). I'm pretty sure it was the firemen/emts that were nervous, but really, that's their problem and not mine. At least it was until they sent the cop down to ask me to go back inside.