Activity: 20th and Market

I was walking down 20th street to work this morning, and 20th street was blocked off between Chestnut and Market Sts. A number of cop cars (mixture of transit and city police) were assembled at the corner of 20th and Market, and it looked to my uneducated an blinded-by-sun-glare eyes that Market Street might have been cleared and blocked off from 20th all the way down to City Hall.

Anyone know what’s up?

UPDATE, 9:55: Two co-workers who were caught in the gridlock say the radio reported a suspicious package at 20th and Market. No further word as yet, and I haven’t found any mention out on the web.

3 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    I got caught in it too, trying to get to work. There were bomb sniffing dogs when I was out there, and I heard them say something about the Red Cross building at the corner of 19th and Market. All of Market Street was shut down.

  2. Sherri W. (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    Huh. Since my coworkers heard about a different building thatn you did, Marisa, I’m still wondering what the actual story is….

  3. Marisa (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    Oops, I meant Blue Cross building. Sorry to be confusing.

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