John on November 27, 2006 at 12:18 pm
Update 1PM: All clear. No hazardous substances found.
Most of these have turned out to be fake, but it’s still disturbing:
Part of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington has been evacuated and closed to tourists after suspicious items were found, a park police officer said on Monday.
“We’re following standard procedures,” said Lt. Scott Fear, spokesman for the U.S. Park Police. He said the area would likely only be closed for a short time to investigate the suspicious material.
A U.S. government official said an envelope with the word “anthrax” on it was found at the memorial.
Other reports don’t mention the anthrax but say a “suspicious liquid” was discovered just prior to the suspicious package (presumably the envelope):
Authorities closed the Lincoln Memorial on Monday after a suspicious liquid was found in a bathroom, authorities said.
While investigating the liquid, authorities received a call about a suspicious package, District of Columbia fire spokesman Alan Etter said. They are investigating both.
No injuries were reported.
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