Diaper Prompts Partial Evacuation at Postal Museum

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, June 14, 2007; 2:24 PM

A suspicious package at the National Postal Museum next to Union Station caused the area to be evacuated for about two hours today -- until authorities realized the offending box contained only a soiled diaper.

Passers-by first noticed the foul-smelling box at about 11:30 a.m. and notified authorities. The museum, located at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NW, was partially evacuated and surrounding streets were briefly closed, officials said.

At about 1:30 p.m. authorities re-opened the area after they realized the source of the trouble.

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