Suspicious Package Shuts Down M Street

"An unattended backpack," according to the Metropolitan Police Department Bomb Squad, found within the Nike Store at 3040 M St., NW, next to Thomas Jefferson Street, shut down M Street from 33rd Street to 30th Street for almost two hours, halting traffic at the beginning of the evening rush. The street closure began just before 4 p.m. Pedestrians were also blocked at 30th and 31st Streets; part of Thomas Jefferson Street was closed briefly. Stores were also on lock-down.

No explosives were found, and an all clear has been given. M Street was re-opened to traffic after 5:30 p.m.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:51:59 -0400

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