October 26th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

'All clear' given at Canadian Embassy in Washington

[Updated at 10:50 a.m. ET] People are being allowed back into the Canadian Embassy in Washington after police have given the "all clear" after a report of a suspicious package inside.

[Posted at 10:02 a.m. ET] The Canadian Embassy in Washington has been evacuated and surrounding streets are being closed after a suspicious package was found inside, Washington police said.

Police said an envelope with a white substance was found.

A law enforcement team that deals with chemical, biological and hazardous materials was at the scene, police spokesman Araz Alali said.

The 400 to 600 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue have been closed.

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  1. squoose

    If it turns out to be Anthrax I wonder, will the GOP and the media just forget it and never mention it again and claim Obama kept us safe from terrorist attacks like they did with Bush and the Anthrax attacks that happened under his watch? But, of course, no one in the media or the GOP will dare to say that Obama kept us safe from another terrorist attack despite it being one of the main things they claim Bush didn't fail at.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Hey it looks like I'm first.

    Possible results for the "white substance" when the test results come back:

    – Powdered sugard from donuts.
    – Snow from NHL ice.
    – Crystallized maple syrup.
    – Salt for melting sidewalk ice.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Boooourns!

      Its definately not from NHL ice 🙁
      Could be stephen harper's personality. Dry, white, flaky....

      October 26, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim Middleditch

      Tim Horton's delivery man dropped his bag of sugar powdered sugar residue

      October 26, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Freedom Fascist

      Harper's personality! XD love it – he's such a loser! haha

      October 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. rad666

    Using the ole "diplomatic immunity" to smuggle drugs?

    October 26, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. DickPerry

    How the hell did my coke end up there??? Damn it, Heisenburg.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • wootings

      ...are you certain?

      October 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. KP

    Later today, the Canadian Embassy will apologize for the inconvenience they caused. Us Canadians say sorry a lot.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. bibleverse1

    Not even the canadiens are safe.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jon rohr

    Take off! To the great white north!

    October 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Innocent Anene

    The pride of liberty is internal vigilance.

    October 26, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. chuckie

    Some Islamic terrorists must have seen "Argo."

    October 26, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And decided to make his point using Argo cornstarch?

      October 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO ©

    Times have changed. It used to be, if you wanted to clear a building, you would have to phone in a bogus bomb threat. Now, you just need to mail an envelope full of foot powder in.

    October 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |