Rain wasn’t the only force that put a damper on Independence Day celebrations over the long weekend.
Police officers took “several hundred” illegal fireworks off the streets in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District, Stuart Emerman, the area’s commander, said in an email to locals overnight. The district includes Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Shaw and the U Street corridor.
A photo Emerman released shows a table covered with what appear to be bottle rockets, firecrackers and other prohibited Fourth of July party supplies that cops seized.
“Throughout the night we have received many calls regarding illegal fireworks in the community,” he said. “The Third District officers have been working extremely hard.”
Photo via Metropolitan Police Department