Virginia: A Police Bulletin Instructs Officers to Look for Explosives


Following the discovery of two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) amid the pro-Trump mob in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Virginia police instructed officers to be on the lookout for suspicious packages, according to an internal bulletin obtained by The Nation.

The information bulletin, dated January 6, was issued by the Arlington County Police Department’s Homeland Security Section. It states that “officers are advised to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to treat any suspicious device/package as legitimate,” though it stresses that there is no specific indication that any IEDs were deployed in Arlington County. The bulletin also describes the two IEDs found in D.C.

“On January 6th two devices were located near the 300 block of First St SE and the 400 block of Canal St., in Washington, DC. As of this writing MPD [Metropolitan Police Department] EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] units are in the process of disrupting the devices which appear to be Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s)).”

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Source: The Nation