Suspicious Package Temporarily Closes Pentagon Metro
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 A suspicious package resulted in closure of the Pentagon station entrance of the Metro rapid-transit system for more than an hour this morning while security officers investigated the threat, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Security officers closed the station at 7:28 a.m. when a suspicious object was reported in a trash can on the station platform.
Pedestrian traffic was redirected to the Pentagon’s Corridor 3 entrance.
Officers from the Pentagon police department’s explosive ordnance disposal unit and the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response division investigated the report, and K-9 officers and dogs swept the station for other hazards.
The suspicious object was identified as a battery-operated Christmas ornament.
The Metro entrance reopened at 8:44, the spokesman said.