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08-14-2005, 03:50 PM
Fake Bomb Found, Destroyed at Mayflower Hotel


Associated Press
Sunday, August 14, 2005; 3:13 PM

WASHINGTON - Things are getting back to normal at the Mayflower Hotel after a suspicious package was discovered in the basement of the facility.

Bomb technicians and an FBI terrorism task force were called in around 1:30 p-m after investigators declared what they described as a "credible threat." About 350 guests and staffers were evacuated.

A small explosive charge was used to blow open the package, which D-C Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department spokesman Alan Etter says was made to look like a real bomb.

Although it turned out to be a hoax, bomb technicians and police officers accompanied by bomb sniffing dogs were checking the entire building before allowing people back inside.