The Arlington, Virginia, Metro stop that services the Pentagon was shut down this morning because of a suspicious object. Passengers in the station were forced to go out into the cold and find some other way to get to work. The incident caused delays up and down the Metro’s Blue Line.
The troubles began at about 7:15 am when someone spotted a blinking item inside a trash can and reported it to authorities. After a very tense hour and a half, the suspicious blinking object was determined to be a Christmas ornament.
The terrorists win again. All it takes to turn the tables is a bit of common sense. Unfortunately, that may be asking too much.