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Arlington National Cemetery Closes Due to Suspicious Package

Police at National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery closed for more than an hour this afternoon due to a suspicious package.

The cemetery announced the closure via Twitter around 2:30 p.m. Just after 3:00, the bomb squad gave the “all clear,” indicating the suspicious package was not hazardous. The cemetery reopened just before 3:30 p.m.

Arlington County Police and U.S. Park Police set up road closures around the cemetery’s main entrance during the incident.

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