This is what results from terrorist attacks: terror. In the wake of the London bombings, a rash of suspicious package incidents in many places. Suspicious package links thanks to The One Who Must Not Be Named:
WASHINGTON DC – Several Suspicious Packages Reported Around DC Area
Early Thursday at Union Station, a suspicious package was found next to a Metrobus in the traffic circle. It was seen as a possible security threat to Amtrak and Metro. The bomb squad was called, and it was determined not to be a danger.
At about 9 a.m. in Montgomery County, authorities responded to a number of calls at the NIH Medical Center Metro Station. A box containing electrical components was found in a Metro employee bathroom. Train service bypassed the station for almost an hour. The bomb squad determined the package was harmless….
And early Thursday afternoon, a suspicious package was found at the botanical gardens on Capitol Hill, causing that area to be evacuated. This package also proved to be harmless.
Service resumed about 7:45 a.m. when the package — a green gym-bag that contained shorts and tennis shoes — was determined to be harmless.
The suspicious package, though, was not called a terrorist threat, Meiner said. Preliminary testing, he said, was performed on the package for radiation, combustion and spectromity analysis. Investigators did find a white powdery substance, which turned out to contain the ingredients found in antacid, Meiner said.
WASHINGTON DC – Car near Treasury prompts security caution
Just after 7:00pm, the man in his 60’s walked in carrying a package that contained white powder. Officials with the province’s hazardous materials unit were called in. The substance is being tested and the man has been questioned by police.
TENNESSEE – Firefighters blow up suspicious device
Gallatin firefighters detonated what may have been an explosive device found yesterday morning in the parking lot at a Food Lion supermarket.
“From all indications at this point we’re going to say it was an explosives device,” said James Morris, group supervisor of the Nashville office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
COPENHAGEN – Copenhagen subway closed due to suspicious package