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Posted at 3:23 PM ET, 05/30/2010

Foul odor forces Union Station evacuation

By Washington Post Editors

Union Station was evacuated for more than an hour on Sunday afternoon while officials searched for the source of gas smells in the station.

The odor was first reported about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to the station’s security office. All shops and the Amtrak station were closed and occupants were ushered out.

An all-clear was issued about 3 p.m., and the station reopened, said a dispatcher for the station’s security office. It was not immediately known what caused the smell, she said.

Amtrak officials did not immediately respond to a request for information about the incident.

--Joe A. Stephens

By Washington Post Editors  | May 30, 2010; 3:23 PM ET
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Is Rush Limbaugh in town?

Posted by: perryneheum | May 31, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

ROFLMFAO. Undoubtedly one of those restaurants or fast food joints. Haute cuisine it ain't. Or maybe it was the smell of the ripoffs from those extortionately priced shops.

Posted by: Calabrese99 | May 31, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

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