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Mail Facilities Remain Closed After Alerts

Three remote Department of Defense mail facilities remained closed this morning as officials continued investigating biological detection alerts that prompted precautionary lockdowns yesterday. “People do not need to report to work,” Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department told Channel 4 news. “We do not know what it was that activated” the alarms, he said, noting that the department had conducted precautionary decontamination of 42 people last night. “These buildings are closed today,” he said, and will remain closed until the investigation is complete. A Pentagon spokeswoman referred questions to Fairfax County authorities. A sensor at a Department of Defense mailroom in Fairfax County signaled the presence of a suspicious biological substance yesterday, forcing hundreds of workers to remain inside three buildings for almost six hours. Full Story

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