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Columbia Heights reopens after probe

Photos from the scene

3:31 p.m. Update: Rick Rojas reports from the scene that the suspicious package was a suitcase full of tools, such as screwdrivers that was found on the sidewalk at 14th and Irving. It looked like "old-school luggage." The Metro station is open and life in the vicinity is returning to normal.

3:25 p.m. Update: Metro says that the Columbia Heights Station has reopened.

(Photos are courtesy John Conley)

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3:15 p.m. Update: Target floor manager Al Galberth confirmed that customers have been told to stay inside the store (and none are allowed in) because police have blocked off ALL of the stores along 14th and Irving streets in Columbia Heights while they investigate the package.

-- Lisa Rein

2:50 p.m. Update: Metro reports that the package is near the station entrance at 14th and Irving. Yellow and Green line trains are passing through the Columbia Heights Metro station without stopping.

Rick Rojas, who was on the scene at the 19th Street incident earlier, is on his way to Columbia Heights.

2:35 p.m. Update: Metro says shuttle bus service has been requested.

2:30 p.m. Update: Metro says Columbia Heights Metro is closed due to a bomb threat.

Original post: Another suspicious package. This time it's in Columbia Heights on 14th Street NW, which is closed between Park and Columbia.

By Michael Bolden  | June 30, 2010; 1:43 PM ET
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Comments

I wonder if police sometimes plant these packages to justify themselves, similar to firefighters setting arson to buildings which is often in the news.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 30, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

seraphina21, are you bugging?

Posted by: Special_One40 | June 30, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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