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Container Found Near White House

March 27, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ FBI hazardous materials specialists were summoned after a plastic container labeled ``Chemical Warfare Agent″ was found late Thursday night in front of the Treasury Department and a block from the White House.

The gallon container was found about 10 p.m. near a public telephone at the corner of 15th Street and New York Avenue, said Anthony O’Leary, a District of Columbia police spokesman.

Also investigating the package were agents from the Bureaus of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Secret Service and the city fire department’s hazardous materials unit.

The FBI specialists operate out of nearby Quantico, Va.

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