It was calm by the television tower until midnight. After that, a senior National Defense guard announced several times through a megaphone that an attack was possible from 3 to 5 a.m. We were listening to the TV program being broadcasted over the radio. When Bučelytė said her last sentences, people had already made a thick ring around the tower and were waiting. The military vehicles, which you couldn't see from the tower, drove to the parking lot at the foot of the hill. They opened fire. I was standing across from the administrative building. We expected them to attack from the front, where tanks appeared at the foot of the slope. But totally unexpectedly, tanks emerged from the left in a few seconds. They drove along the street around the tower. They stopped side by side about 3 or 5 meters apart. Then a covered vehicle arrived and armed murderers poured out. The tanks were the first to open fire. Pieces of plaster and broken glass were falling from above. Only on my way back did I feel a pain in my shoulder. My shirt was wet and stuck to my skin, and my shoulder was cut through my jacket and sweater. I didn't notice how that happened.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 235.