...I turned to look at the tower and saw that paratroopers were already inside. One of them ran over to a window (I wasn't standing far away), broke the glass, and started shooting his gun at the people. Then I stepped back by the main entrance. I saw several people who had been shot or wounded lying on the ground, but the soldiers continued to fire all the same. I moved back further, and then there was a terrific noise and I fell to the ground. My head began to buzz. When I got up, I saw a woman standing near me. Her face was bloody. People led her away. My ears rang for a long time from the noise.

Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 247.