Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Grenade Ho!

I was racking my brain this morning about what was newsworthy or worth blogging about, and fortunately the daily crime report produced by the City of Alexandria came through for me... Directly from the report:

400 block of Crown View Drive. 03/24 between 3:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. The reporting person, a 48 year-old Alexandria man, reported a grenade attached to a basement window in a residence. The Alexandria Fire Department, Arlington County Bomb Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Army Emergency Ordnance Disposal (EOD) responded to the scene. A perimeter was set up and several homes were evacuated. Army EOD safely removed the device from the home.

As you can see from the image below, it's not a neighborhood where one would expect to be requiring a helmet or flak vest, but there's always something interesting going on in Alexandria.

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