Police respond to home of former IMF chief

June 2, 2011

AP update, 2:26 p.m.

An alarm company concerned about an open door called police to the Georgetown home of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday, but a law enforcement official said there were no signs of a burglary.

District of Columbia police spokesman Anthony Clay said officers were dispatched to the home just before 8 a.m. and that police dogs were requested for a search, per police protocol, after a door was found ajar. Officers left less than two hours after arriving.

An alarm company concerned about an open door called police to the Georgetown home of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday, but a law enforcement official said there were no signs of a burglary.

District of Columbia police spokesman Anthony Clay said officers were dispatched to the home just before 8 a.m. and that police dogs were requested for a search, per police protocol, after a door was found ajar. Officers left less than two hours after arriving.

Updated, 9:53 a.m.

A D.C. police spokesman said officers responded to the home of Dominique Strauss-Kahn because a burglar alarm was going off. Officers found a door of the home ajar, but it is unclear yet whether a burglary has occurred.

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Original report from AP:

D.C. police are responding to the Washington home of former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

More than half a dozen police cruisers were outside the home on Dumbarton Street in Georgetown on Thursday morning. A police dog was also brought into the home.

Officers at the scene say they responded to the home because a door was ajar.

Strauss-Kahn quit his post at the IMF on May 18 after he was accused of sexually attacking a New York hotel maid. He has denied the allegations.

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