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Suspicious package at 13th & G NW

4 p.m. Update: Meredith McDermott, blackbox.jpgan intern for Hearst Newspapers, snapped pictures of the package that police were investigating. She reports that the box, which appears to contain some sort of equipment, was closed at the beginning of the incident. She was allowed near the package once police gave the all-clear.

3:08 p.m. Update: Metro says the 13th and G entrance to Metro Center has reopened. Witnesses report that the streets are clearing.

2:45 p.m. Update: Witnesses overlooking the scene say the streets remain blocked off and at least one building in the vicinity is on lockdown. The bomb squad is still on the scene.

The Post's Rick Rojas is on location. Stay tuned for updates.

1:56 p.m. Update: According to DC officials, 13th Street NW is closed between F and H streets. G Street is closed between 12th and 14th streets.

Original post: Metro says the 13th and G streets entrance to Metro Center is closed due to a suspicious package outside of the station.

By Michael Bolden  | July 15, 2010; 1:48 PM ET
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Comments

OMG, they found Dick Cheney's old heart!

Posted by: B-rod | July 15, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Homeless bamas.

Posted by: bs2004 | July 15, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

With all the trash in DC, how does this not happen more often?

Posted by: jiji1 | July 15, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Years ago before all this terrorist mania, when someone left a briefcase or package on a bus or train or park bench, someone would turn it in or keep it, same as if you lost your wallet...bet if a wallet was left on a metro train they wouldn't cordon off the area..

And besides..how many people walked past this package unfearing???? Let's stop all the dramatics...if you see a package .....

Posted by: pentagon40 | July 15, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

To prevent massive disruption to mass transit or air travel...when a suspicious package is discovered why can't they deploy a robot vehicle or arm to pick up the package and place it in a heavy metal container for later disposal...bomb squads usually have this equipment...

Posted by: pentagon40 | July 15, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

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