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Authorities Detonate Suspicious Device Near US Capitol

  • VOA News

A bomb squad in Washington, D.C., safely destroyed a pressure cooker found Sunday in a suspicious, unoccupied vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building. U.S. Capitol Police say officers on routine patrol spotted the vehicle and detected an odor of gasoline. Authorities say the bomb squad subsequently destroyed items of concern inside the vehicle, including the pressure cooker. A statement said a follow-up search of the vehicle detected "nothing hazardous."

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