City Desk

Secret Service Won’t Say When 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Will Reopen

After last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, the Secret Service closed off the block of Pennsylvania Ave NW in front of the White House, citing "an abundance of caution." Now one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is dead, and the other is in custody, but the 1600 block of Pennsylvania is still closed.

The block, popular with tourists because of its view of the White House and with bikers because it's off-limits to cars, remains blocked off with tape. Secret Service spokesman Max Milien declined to comment on when the block would reopen, saying only that it is indeed closed.

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  1. #1

    Still wondering when a President will call the Secret Service on this nonsense of keeping C street and Pennsylvania Avenue closed to cars.

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