US Dept of Justice evacuated over homeless person's coat on bus

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Monday, January 9, 2006

Department of Justice building
Washington, D.C.

The US Department of Justice in Washington, DC was temporarily evacuated Monday morning when a suspicious package was found on a nearby bus.

According to city transport officials, a vagrant had left a coat on the bus and an investigation by police had revealed this not to be a threat.

The evacuation, it was stressed, was purely a precautionary measure.