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Christmas Ornament Becomes Security Threat in D.C. Metro

In Washington, D.C., blinking lights in a trashcan in the Pentagon subway station caused quite a tizzy this morning when everyone involved mistook an innocuous decorating accessory as an explosive. Until the "suspicious object" was X-rayed and identified as a battery-operated Christmas ornament, officials kept the station closed and rerouted trains around the Department of Defense HQ. [Salon via Gawker]