Md. postal worker arrested in bomb threat
The Associated Press
SILVER SPRING, Md.- A U.S. Postal Service worker was arrested Saturday in a bomb threat that forced police to evacuate two charter buses and close the Capital Beltway for 90 minutes, authorities said.
Police stopped both buses in Silver Spring, searched them and found nothing dangerous, Newell said. The highway was closed from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for the investigation. Passengers continued their trip about three hours later.
Investigators traced the call to the U.S. Postal Service center in Merrifield, and postal inspectors arrested a female employee, Newell said. Charges are pending against the woman, whose name was not released.
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