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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/ 8/2011

Mayor praises postal workers after package incident

By Nikita Stewart

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) praised postal workers who quickly contacted police Friday after discovering an incendiary package similar to two in Maryland on Thursday.

Federal and local authorities flooded a U.S. Postal Service facility on V St. NE, the site of the latest incident.

"Whoever committed this cowardly, dastardly act must be brought to justice quickly," Gray, who went to the V St. site, said in a statement.

Operations in District government mailrooms were halted Thursday as a precaution in reaction to the Maryland incidents.

But Friday's event led to a full sweep of government buildings, according to a news release issued by the mayor's office.

District government employees have also been given instructions to call 911 if a threat is in progress. To report suspicious packages or activity, they are to contact the following: Protective Services Police Department at (202) 727-8031; Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099 or Email SAR@DC.GOV.

By Nikita Stewart  | January 8, 2011; 11:37 AM ET
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Dastardly? Like Snidely Whiplash?

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | January 8, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

The world is going to have to prepare itself for the fact that the District no longer has an inarticulate moron as Mayor; we now have a Mayor with a vocabulary. Welcome to the technicolor Land of Oz. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!

Posted by: bob_dylan_rocks | January 8, 2011 10:03 PM | Report abuse

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