It was just then that Mr. Jones woke up. The next moment he and his four men were in the store-shed with whips in their hands, lashing out in all directions.
According to the meanings in dictionaries, in could mean either inside or into. In this sentence above both of them make sense. I found that all the examples below the article into in dictionaries are preceded with a notional verb, which is not the case in this sentence. So which meaning is more suitable here?