*breaking* bomb scare in d.c.

No caps because there’s no immediate threat. Relax! But a little under an hour ago, D.C. police blocked off streets near the Capitol building due to what was first reported as a “suspicious package” found in a car. Now Reuters is saying that one of the men inside the vehicle claimed to be in possession of an “explosive device.” All e-mails to the Wonk account varying on the theme, “Yeah, an arrest warrant,” may be sent to Brit Hume at FOX News. Also, you can gear-shift down from fear to boredom again:

The Capitol and Senate and House of Representatives office buildings were not being evacuated, but a nearby commercial office building was cleared because of the incident.

Police close streets near Capitol in bomb scare [Reuters]
Bomb Scare Downtown [Metroblogging DC]

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