Streets Near Suspicious Vehicle Reopen In D.C. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Streets Near Suspicious Vehicle Reopen In D.C.

Play associated audio

Authorities have given the all-clear sign here. They've torn down the police tape and tourists and federal employees are now walking the streets.

The vehicle in question –- a U-Haul moving van –- is still parked in the same place, right in front of the U.S. Department of Education on Maryland Avenue in Southwest D.C.

The backdoor is wide open and a few Metropolitan Police officers and federal officers are still surrounding the vehicle. One person who works in the area says he saw officers carrying two duffle bags out, but that could not be confirmed by the authorities.

NPR

From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

The late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series of novels is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
NPR

Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
NPR

Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

Mixing judges with campaign contributions can lead to conflicts of interest. Fresh Air talks to retired Judge Sue Bell Cobb and the Center for American Progress' Billy Corriher.
NPR

If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from point A to point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.