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After Threat, 'Every Part' of Arlington Cemetery Searched

Afternoon funerals will proceed as scheduled though
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
A soldier with the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as the Old Guard, plays taps during the burial service of retired Army Col. Roger Brown, of Arlington, Va., at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington,...   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Funerals will proceed as scheduled, but Arlington National Cemetery is otherwise off limits on Wednesday. This after a bomb threat was made. The Washington Post reports the cemetery was evacuated around 9:30am and that it will remain closed to the public for the remainder of the day. A rep for the cemetery says the threat was a general one, and not specific to one portion of the cemetery. Officials are reviewing "every single part" of the site's 624 acres as well as the cars on the property, per WTOP, which reports 11 funerals are scheduled for this afternoon. (Read more Arlington National Cemetery stories.)

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