Tags: US | Liberty | Bell | Evacuation

Philly's Liberty Bell Center, Streets Evacuated

Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:32 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The downtown Philadelphia building that houses the Liberty Bell and the streets around it have been evacuated because of a suspicious item that looks like a balloon.

National Park Service rangers called police on Thursday afternoon. Park Service spokeswoman Jane Cowley says it's unclear whether the item is inside or outside the Liberty Bell Center.

A police department spokeswoman says the suspicious item is described as a blue balloon-shape container with a white powdery substance on it.

Police and fire officials are at the scene. The Liberty Bell Center and the streets near it have been closed as they investigate.

No injuries have been reported.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Top Leaders Briefed on White House Computer Hack

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 13:04 PM

An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small  . . .

Cardinal Burke: Pope Cannot Change Christ's Teachings on Marriage

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 12:50 PM

Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the highest court in the Catholic Church, has said that despite recent murmurs that t . . .

Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-serving Mayor, Dies at 71

Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 12:32 PM

Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-s . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved