Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Secret Service’

Man Makes Bomb Threat, Cops Find Bag of Weed

It's probably never a good idea to announce, within earshot of a police officer, that you're carrying a bomb.
It's an especially poor idea when you're right outside the White House.
And it crosses the line into an especially lousy idea when what you're actually carrying in your backpack is... marijuana.

According to charging documents,  Michael Joseph Hutchinson, 32, [...]

Suspicious Package More Suspicious Than Usual [UPDATED]

WJLA-TV is reporting an "escalated response" to today's suspicious package at 19th and F Streets NW, which had authorities tied up for five hours, sealing off several square blocks surrounding the World Bank and parts of the George Washington University campus.
Some witnesses may have even heard a "small explosion," according the local ABC affiliate's Jennifer Donelan, who describes the overall level of police response [...]

Would-Be Burglars Ruin Vincent Gray’s Ice Cream Interview

City Desk was scheduled to meet up with D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray for an interview Tuesday afternoon. The venue? The Thomas Sweet ice cream parlor in Georgetown, a place the chairman's mayoral campaign picked. In the process, City Desk–with photographer Darrow Montgomery in tow–may have ruined an ice cream outing for President Obama's daughters, [...]