Another Hazmat Situation at Pentagon City Metro

by ARLnow.com November 20, 2012 at 9:40 am 10,060 12 Comments


Police and firefighters are again on the scene at the Pentagon City Metro station for a hazardous materials situation.

Eight bottles filled with a cloudy, yellow liquid were found on both platforms at the station, according to scanner traffic. The situation mirrors an incident on Friday when 10 bottles filled with a yellow liquid were found on the platforms.

No word yet on what the substance might be. Citing an “ongoing investigation,” Metro spokesman Dan Stessel declined to divulge details.

“I can say that the substance in the previous incident was not harmful,” he said.

So far, the station has remained open during this morning’s investigation.

Update at 10:05 a.m. — The incident has been cleared and emergency responders are leaving the scene.

  • CW

    Beermonger’s thanksgiving hefeweizen homebrew?

    • nom de guerre

      An unfiltered Gewurtztraminer with a subtle nose of metabolized organic asparagus?

      • John Fontain

        Throw in tick charred bacon from a green bean dish, and I’m sold!

  • nevermindtheend

    So the question is this: Are these bottles being left by homeless people or WMATA employees?

  • FedUpWithWMATA

    Why is this so difficult to figure out? The cops are all over that station during rush hour and there are security cameras all over the place. Perhaps the cops could spend less time lurking by the trash cans and a bit more time doing some investigative work.

    • KalashniKEV

      I saw on Homeland that the CIA has access to a real time feed of all of them.

      • @kala

        Really? You’re referencing a fictional soap opera on Showtime?!

        • John Fontain

          It’s fictional? I thought it was a documentary.

    • burp

      The cops aren’t there round the clock, but you would think the security cams would help.

    • Right of Center

      It’s complicated

  • arlcyclist

    Sounds like someone can’t seem to keep track of their jenkem.

  • DanO

    I noticed bottles filled of yellow liquid placed on the speakers at the Pentagon City metro this morning. Seems like a weird practical joke. Picture -http://imgur.com/2UyLx


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