...Swinging around, a tank flattened the sand truck that was blocking the road to the tower, as well as a few cars parked nearby, as if they were pancakes. Some men ran closer and tried to get the soldiers to stop. We watched as the paratroopers stormed inside and took one floor after another. We could only see the windows shatter, and the lights go off and on again. On our side, I saw a guy climb down from the third floor on a rope. Luckily, he wasn't shot. The noise and shooting rose higher and higher in the tower. Then everything went quiet and dark. Some soldiers were still shooting below - probably for their own pleasure.
We stood and waited. Around 5 o'clock in the morning, two buses loaded with civilians arrived. They quickly went inside. A Volga stopped right next to us - I can even remember its license plate - 44-11... V. Švedas got out - we recognized him from television. He was dressed up, neat. People started shouting.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 217.