May 18, 2013
No word on the content of the package so farWednesday, December 15, 2010
Pentagon rail station, shut over package, reopens
An underground commuter rail station at the Pentagon was reopened nearly an hour and a half after police closed it when a suspicious package had been discovered, officials said.
The incident, at the height of the morning rush, forced authorities to close the station to passengers while trains continued to travel through the facility. Some 16,000 commuters use the Pentagon station, which is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
There was no immediate word on what the package was.
The US Defense Department's headquarters, located outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia, has seen a number of security incidents since it became a target of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
A gunman shot and wounded two security guards near the Pentagon entrance in March.
In October, an assailant using a high-powered rifle fired up to seven shots at the massive building, shattering two windows. The FBI later linked that incident with four separate shootings incidents at military sites around the Washington area.
No one was injured in any of the incidents, which involved only minor damage.