Nobody was believed to be seriously ill, according to WUSA9. An earlier version of this story cited NBC4, which reported that three people were seriously sickened.
The leak was first reported by customers who began feeling sick in the California Nails salon.
The Aurora Hills Cleaners, Arlington Realty and Pure Media Signs stores were also affected by the leak. There is a preschool located in the same shopping center, but no one there became sick, we’re told.
Firefighters and Washington Gas crews spent hours trying to track the source of the leak, although it’s not clear whether the source was located. At least two of the stores will remain closed tomorrow morning.
The leak prompted a large fire department response to the relatively quiet stretch of 23rd Street, near Crystal City. In addition to Arlington County units, at least three hazmat trucks from the Alexandria fire department were on scene.
Mark Linkous, of the alt-rock-slash-country band Sparklehorse, committed suicide in Tennessee over the weekend. Linkous, 47, was born in Arlington. More from the New York Times.
Neighbor will be pitted against neighbor at the Arlington Zoning Committee (“ZOCO”) hearing tomorrow night. The issue: parking recreational vehicles in the county.
Currently, the county’s RV parking policy is too stringent for some, who want to be able to legally park large RVs in their driveway, and doesn’t go far enough for others, who see RVs as an ugly, property-value-reducing blight on Arlington’s residential communities.
The two opposing arguments are laid out in excruciating detail in this county document.
The ZOCO hearing is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Navy League Building (2300 Wilson Blvd).
The two Pentagon police officers who were shot during Thursday night’s shooting outside the Pentagon Metro spoke out about their experience on several news programs Monday morning
“We were there to do our jobs and that’s what we did,” one of the officers said on the CBS Early Show.
Also revealed by the article — which features the first interview with a Bedell family member — is the fact that Bedell made a purchase from a Silver Spring gun store shortly before the shooting.
Bedell’s family is planning a private funeral service in California.