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West Point Lockdown Lifted, Altanta Fed. Building Evacuated

September 19, 2016

A lockdown at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has been lifted after a suspicious vehicle on campus was located.

There were reports that the car and person spotted at West Point was the suspect in the NYC-NJ bombings. A motorist called police saying there was a vehicle that entered through the security gates with the same description as the vehicle of the suspected bomber.

Authorities identified the suspect to be Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, who drives a 2003 blue Honda Civic, with New Jersey license plates.

Police found the vehicle and said it did not belong to Rahami. The lockdown was lifted around 10 am local time.

Separately, a federal building in Atlanta has been evacuated due to a suspicious package. Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones told the Associated Press that the  Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse was evacuated by the U.S. Marshals Service due to a suspicious package.

Workers returned to the building after it was found out that the package was a backpack with clothes inside of it that was thrown in a trash can.


The people were told to wait roughly a block away from the building. The street was also blocked off by police vehicles.