Authorities investigate containers in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities have closed portions of two downtown Washington streets as they investigate the discovery of several containers carrying an unknown substance.

D.C. fire department spokesman Alan Etter says the containers were found on a sidewalk midday Thursday at the corner of 15th and I streets.

Hazmat crews are working to determine what is inside the containers and who put them there.

Etter says two blocks of Vermont Avenue and 15th Street have been closed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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