Suspicious Package Shuts Down Street in South Arlington

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011  |  Updated 7:23 AM EDT
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Suspicious Package Near Pentagon

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Virginia State Police stopped a vehicle and discovered a suspicious package in the front seat around 8:30 p.m. this evening, but after an investigation, determined it was not a threat.

A bomb-sniffing dog alerted authorities to the car.

Arlington County Police shut down Washington Boulevard in both directions between Route 110 and Columbia Pike. The closed-off area was close to the Pentagon.

After investigating, police discovered a handgun inside the vehicle, in addition to the suspicious-looking package.  However, after state bomb technicians evaluated the package, it was determined not to be an explosive, and no threat was present.

The driver remains in police custody.

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