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Posted at 8:47 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Suspicious package at 7th & Penn. SE

By Terri Rupar

Update, 9:23 p.m.
The D.C. Homeland Security Department said streets have been reopened to traffic.

Original post:
Police are investigating a suspicious package at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE, according to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

Some streets are closed to cars and pedestrians.

By Terri Rupar  | July 20, 2010; 8:47 PM ET
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Would be nice to adopt a SOP on all suspicious packages the bomb squad...deploy a robot arm of some type to gather the package and place it in a steel enforced box for further disposal.

We have had enough suspicious everythings over the years to be able to expeditiously move this item away from everyone and not cause major traffic headaches...treat all as potential bombs and use this procedure hand buildup of crowds...JUST DO IT.....all of this should take no more than one hour....

Posted by: pentagon40 | July 20, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if there were 2 packages, but I'm pretty sure this happened at 7th and penn NW. Much activity between the FTC and the navy war memorial

Posted by: leafbowl | July 22, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

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