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Posted at 7:33 PM ET, 07/ 1/2010

Suspicious package on Capitol Hill

By Erica Johnston

D.C. police shut down several Capitol Hill streets Thursday night while they investigate a report of a suspicious package, officials said.

Authorities closed vehicle and pedestrian traffic around 6th and G street SE just before 7 p.m., after police received a report of a suitcase left on a street corner, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman.

The bomb squad is investigating the suitcase, Carew said.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | July 1, 2010; 7:33 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

What about the 3 exploding manholes at 6th and I SW?

Posted by: Podunk | July 1, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I second Podunk's inquiry. I walked by 6th and I SW at 8:05pm when the police were just getting there. Black smoke was coming out of one manhole and several others had blown off. One of the emergency respondents was shouting at people to get away because they were blowing up.

Posted by: justsomechic | July 1, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I believe there was also an explosion at 6 and h too

Posted by: jay37 | July 1, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

News Channel 8 has a story up: http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0710/751654.html

Posted by: Podunk | July 1, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

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