Why Was Dupont Circle Cleared Yesterday?

by Borderstan.com June 22, 2009 at 10:34 am 1,704 3 Comments

The fountain at Dupont Circle. (Image: Luis Gomez Photos.)

The fountain at Dupont Circle. (Image: Luis Gomez Photos.)

What happened in Dupont Circle yesterday? Was there a bomb threat that caused the U.S. Park Police to clear the park? According to a participant of the 16th Annual Pride of Pets dog show, the park was cleared for about 30 minutes during the event.

Another eyewitness reported that around 4:30 p.m., the Park Police suddenly blocked off streets leading to Dupont Circle and then forced everyone to leave:

“Moments ago, US Park Police cleared Dupont Circle of all persons, announcing the move was ‘for everyone’s safety.’ Meanwhile, DCMPD and Fire/EMS had a heavy presence in front of the CVS, including no passage for pedestrians or vehicles. I don’t see anything on the news or blogs yet.”

Anyone know anything?


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