Hazmat Investigation at Pentagon City Metro

by ARLnow.com November 16, 2012 at 10:25 am 5,325 23 Comments


Update at 11:15 a.m. — The all-clear has been given and emergency responders are leaving the scene.

Earlier: Arlington County firefighters and Metro Transit Police are on the scene of a hazardous materials investigation at the Pentagon City Metro station.

Initial reports suggest a series of nearly a dozen soda bottles filled with a yellow-ish liquid were found on the platform. Authorities are trying to determine whether the liquid is hazardous.

The station is still open during the investigation, with only a portion of the platform closed to foot traffic.

“The station is open,” WMATA spokesman Dan Stessel tells ARLnow.com. “They’ve just cordoned off a portion of the platform. Trains continue to service the station normally.”

Stessel said authorities are “investigating unattended items.”

Metro Transit Police officers with bomb sniffing dogs could also be seen searching the area around the station entrance,

  • Captain_Obvious

    I bet its piss…

    • Rick Rick Rick Rick Rick

      yeahhhh there’s pretty much no way it’s not piss

    • CW

      Only one way to tell…bring in the ACFD hazmat taste-testing squad…

    • newty25

      Exactly my first thought. Some peeps out drinking late and left their pee bottles on the platform instead of taking them home.

      • CW

        Rookie move.

        • Malaka

          12 bottles?!

          • YTK

            someone drank alot of beer I guess

    • Sam B

      It’s actually Perelli’s Miracle Elixir…

      • DW

        No ink though.

  • 53%er

    Mello Yello?

    • 99% Occupied Skateboarder

      Dude, like, the fascist cop pigs and fire dudes snagged my mello yello while I was freesylin on my board on the side of the wall near Macy’s.

      • B22201

        You were probably at the Epic Smokehouse, or the Extreme Pizza shop.

        • WeiQiang

          Epic? … then they’re $7 bottles of mello yellow

    • Dude Where’s My Car

      Bottles of soda over 16 ounces are considered a DIABEETUS HAZARD.

      • YTK

        Dia-pee-tus, considering the tack this discussion is taking.

  • John Doe

    They should do a taste test, maybe its lemonade, mmmmm

  • drax

    It’s probably Mountain Dew. Definitely hazardous.

  • Mike Honcho

    Somewhere in Pentagon City, a homeless man is laughing his butt off. ACPD: “Everyone clear out, we’ve go bum pee on the platform.”

    • bum

      I actually didn’t mean to leave all of them there. Just the full ones.

  • Arlingtoon


  • Deadite

    To be fair, bum piss is worse than serin gas.

    • Right of Center

      Lance Armstrong called. He’d like his ‘clean’ pee back.

  • Bear Grylls

    I was gonna drink that!


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