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Thomas Gabriel's Truck passes through a street in the District of Columbia.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital city of the United States.

It was the city where the films Die Hard 2 and Live Free or Die Hard take place.

Die Hard 2[]

The main setting of that movie took place in Dulles International Airport, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Live Free or Die Hard[]

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In the evening of early July, just before Independence Day, The J. Edgar Hoover Building computers shut down temporarily. FBI deputy director Miguel Bowman of the Cyber-Security division and other agents suspect hackers attacked them.

In the morning of July 3rd, cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel shut down the traffic lights grid in Washington, D.C., causing traffic accidents in the intersections. Then he activates anthrax alarms in every government building in the city. Then, nationwide, he orders his hackers to play an unauthorized broadcast mixing different clips of the nation's presidents delivering a message saying they are powerless to stop the terrorists, and all their systems are now in their hands.

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