Sunday, August 14, 2005
Outside Jurisdiction: Washington DC bomb scare
Some jokers in Washington, D.C. decided it would be a good idea to plant a fake bomb in the Mayflower Hotel.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services destroyed a hoax bomb Sunday found in Washington, D.C.'s famous Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.
D.C. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said that the bomb squad had confirmed a possible explosive device in the building and emergency responders had evacuated about 300 people from the hotel.
Bomb technicians went in to "disrupt the device," which they then learned was a phony object meant to look like a bomb, Etter said.
Bomb technicians disabled the device using a water cannon at 2:20 p.m. EDT, he said.