False Bomb Scares on 14th and 17th Streets NW

by Borderstan.com September 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm 2,277 1 Comment

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DC Police closed 17th Street NW between Q and Church Streets late Tuesday afternoon due a bomb scare.

There were two false bomb scares on Tuesday in the Dupont-Logan area — one in front of the U.S. Post Office at 14th and T Streets NW and the other in front of Trio Restaurant at 17th and Q Streets NW. In both cases the DC Police shut off the streets while they investigated the threats.

The incident in front of the Post Office at 1915 14th Street occurred around 12:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon. Police told Borderstan that someone left a box that was reported as a suspicious package. Police closed off 14th Street from S to U Streets NW and treated the box as a potential bomb.

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Police closed 14th Street NW from S to U Streets NW around 12:30 pm Tuesday due to a suspicious package. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The incident in front of Trio 1537 17th Street NW was a bit more complicated. According to DC Police, a man was with his car bearing Ontario license plates. When questioned he told them he “might have a bomb in the car.” The owner of the car was taken away for questioning, police told Borderstan; no additional details are available at this time. The block in front of Trio was shut down around 4 pm for more than an hour.

Today’s incidents occurred just two days after the tenth anniversary of September 11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon. Local law enforcement agencies have been on high alert due to the possibility of attacks on or near the date of the 9-11 anniversary.


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