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Penn. Ave. NW reopens

4:05 p.m. Update: According to D.C. Fire/EMS, there was no hazard found.

3:53 p.m. Update: The eastbound lanes have reopened, too.

3:50 p.m. Update: J. Freedom du Lac reports that Pennsylvania Avenue westbound has reopened. The eastbound lanes remain closed.

3:08 pm. Update: Some streets in downtown are jammed due to an investigation of a suspicious package underway. Delays extend east on Pennsylvania to Constitution and then to Third Street NW. Streets that intersect Pennsylvania are also affected

Original post: Post staff writer J. Freedom du Lac reports that Pennsylvania Avenue is closed in downtown Washington, westbound at 10th Street, eastbound at 12th Street. The Old Post Office building is being evacuated and sidewalks are being cleared by federal police.

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By Michael Bolden  | September 22, 2010; 2:26 PM ET
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"Federal Police?"

Are we in the USSR?

Posted by: yell53 | September 22, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"Federal police" probably means the Federal Protective Services, which guards (and I use the term loosely) federal buildings in conjunction with the private, rent-a-cop security guards.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | September 22, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

so what was it?

Posted by: jiji1 | September 22, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

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