Bomb Squad Blows Up Briefcases at Boehner's Office

Suspicious briefcases turn out to be harmless
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2011 8:04 AM CDT
John Boehner leaves the House chamber in this file photo.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A bomb squad was called to John Boehner’s office in Ohio yesterday to deal with some suspicious briefcases left lying in the doorway. The cases all bore what appeared to be angry messages containing the words “jobs and oil,” WCPO 9 reports. A bomb squad robot “disrupted” (read: blew up) the briefcases, and afterwards determined that there was no hazardous material inside. A Boehner spokesman labeled the incident a “misunderstanding.”

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