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Posted at 9:21 PM ET, 10/29/2010

More suspicious packages in D.C.

By Terri Rupar

Update, 11:37 p.m. This has been cleared.

Update, 10:50 p.m. The north entrance of the Columbia Heights Metro station is temporarily closed due to a suspicious package, WMATA says.

Update, 10:44 p.m. The situation has been cleared.

D.C. police are investigating the report of a suspicious package in upper Northwest. Police responded to the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue about 8:40, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman.

--Clarence Williams

By Terri Rupar  | October 29, 2010; 9:21 PM ET
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North entrance? There's an east and west entrance to Columbia Heights, and those both go to the same mezzanine. They're simply across the street from one another at 14th and Irving. So what's this "North entrance"?

Posted by: matt731 | October 29, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Enough already with all this "suspicious package" over-reaction. This is not proper risk management. This is institutionalized stupidity.

If we're going to assume every lost bag is a bomb, we have to assume every trash can is a bomb, every parked car is a bomb, ever newspaper box is a bomb, etc ad absurdum.

These silly security alerts are entirely about officials trying to look like they're doing something to "keeping us safe," and not at all about ACTUALLY keeping us safe.

Posted by: vfr2dca | October 30, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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