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Senate Building Evacuated After Powder Found (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:28 PM
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An office building was evacuated Wednesday night. Police have found an unidentified substance there.
 



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The Homeland Security Department was investigating, but a senior counterterror official said it did not immediately appear to be an emergency.

Hazardous material teams and firefighters were dispatched to the Senate Russell Office Building after a sensor tested positive for a dangerous substance, the counterterror official said. A second test proved negative, and officials were conducting a third test in the evening for more conclusive results.


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There is not much information at this time. The article states that this does not appear to be any emergency. Officials are now investigating.




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:36 PM
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cnn is saying they dont know what this is exactly however over 200 people are in the garage. including four senators.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:48 PM
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They mensioned on CNN a short time ago that a similar situation had occured in another government building some time ago and had actually been a false alarm due to a cleaning chemical.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 08:36 PM
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WASHINGTON - At least eight senators were among 200 people being held in a Capitol parking garage Wednesday night after a security sensor indicated the presence of a nerve agent in their office building. A later test proved negative


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a little more information.

[edit on 8-2-2006 by EricFM]




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