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Police “investigating a suspicious letter in the 1700 block of Columbia Rd NW”


17th and Columbia Road, NW Photo by Jackie Sawyer

From MPD: “The Third District is currently investigating a suspicious letter in the 1700 block of Columbia Rd NW. At this time, several roadways in the area are closed to pedestrians and vehicles. Please avoid the area.”

Readers report: “They’re letting pedestrians out now, street still closed. Most action is right here by 17th.”

“Activity is involving a police car in front of Banfield Pet Hospital and Ace. Search dog and multiple detectives thoroughly inspected vehicle.”


Photo by Adrian Taylor

“Columbia Rd btw 16th and 18th NW totally shut down, people in area being yelled at to get out of the street. No residents allowed in either.”

Updates as more is known.

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