White Powder Found, Capitol Rotunda Briefly Closed

By: AP
By: AP
The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is open again following a brief closure while police inspected a white powder found there.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol is open again following a brief closure while police inspected a white powder found there.

Sgt. Kimberly Schnieder says no one was allowed into Congress's historic room while police tested the substance and determined that it posed no threat. They reopened the Rotunda around 11 a.m. EST Friday.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 08:05 AM
    what's the "street value"?
  • by Suger powdered on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
    donut dust.
  • by Tom Location: COS on Feb 25, 2012 at 01:34 PM
    White powder in the Capitol? This is why politicians need to be drug tested as well.
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