Suspicious package closes Fed Ctr SW
U.S. Capitol police are investigating a suspicious package at the entrance to the Federal Center SW Metro station. The package is described as an attache case with wires coming out of it and a cell phone next to it, said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a police spokeswoman.
Authorities closed the station after being called to the scene near 3rd and C streets SW about 4:15 p.m. Police are using a robot to investigate the package, Schneider said.
Several streets are closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, including 3rd Street between C and E streets and D Street between 2nd and 3rd streets, police said.
-- Clarence Williams
Federal Center SW station closed
Metro says its Federal Center SW station is temporarily closed due to a police situation.
A spokeswoman said the station was closed because of a suspicious package on the street.
Trains are passing through the station on the Orange and Blue lines without stopping.
Stay with Dr. Gridlock for more details.
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| October 28, 2010; 5:06 PM ET
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