[Update at 10:35 a.m.] The U.S. Capitol Police are preparing to transport the suspicious item into a specialized truck operated by the bomb squad, USCP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Schneider told CNN.
The item will be transported with a Virginia State Police escort to Quantico, Virginia, where it will be rendered safe. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Godwin said the item is being transported because it is dense and law enforcement authorities were having difficulty X-raying it.
Schneider said the area around the Capitol reflecting pool will remain closed until the scene is cleared.
[Posted at 7:56 a.m.] U.S. Capitol Police are responding to a suspicious object Thursday near the Capitol reflecting pool. Police told CNN the object is a pipe with wires and end caps.
This story is developing. We'll bring you more information as soon as we get it.
Nobama was out for his morning stroll?
It was former Mayor Berry lighting his crack pipe, I'm tellin' ya !!
Those pools can be very sneaky.
This bears watching.
whats a bomb scare have anything to do with corrupt politicos?
These guys had nothing to do with it:
I suspect it was that basket shooting golf playing lazy President of ours!
People of the United States of America,
With all the Satellite Surveillance that exists over D.C . I am surprised the person who left this object made it out of the area.DHS,NSA and CiA looks like they dropped the ball on this one.
Bet it's just that–a scare. Probably couldn't xray it because it is most likely solid steel. What probably frightens congress more than anything to think that someone would acctually want to get them out of office - the easy way.
did it have a little suit on and talk about change or?
No other updates?
What is this, CNN, "Scare Tactics"? Was Tracy Morgan seen anywhere in the vicinity?
it was sarah palins tampon
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