October 6th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

Suspicious object reported near Capitol being sent to Quantico

[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.

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  1. Hasher Iva

    Nobama was out for his morning stroll?

    October 6, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mark L.

    It was former Mayor Berry lighting his crack pipe, I'm tellin' ya !!

    October 6, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    Those pools can be very sneaky.
    This bears watching.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. george lewis

    whats a bomb scare have anything to do with corrupt politicos?

    October 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. michaelfury

    These guys had nothing to do with it:

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/movers-and-shakers/

    October 6, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Ed Sr

    I suspect it was that basket shooting golf playing lazy President of ours!

    October 6, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Frank

    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.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. justathought

    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.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Tickers

    did it have a little suit on and talk about change or?

    October 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. banasy©

    No other updates?

    What is this, CNN, "Scare Tactics"? Was Tracy Morgan seen anywhere in the vicinity?

    October 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. U r

    it was sarah palins tampon

    October 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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