Just one day after the nation’s capitol was put on lockdown for a shooting, two suspicious packages were found near the Library on Congress, prompting yet another lockdown. With the recent terror attacks around the world, security all around the U.S. is on high alert. Even an elementary school in Bakersfield, California was put on lockdown this morning after a suspicious package was found abandoned nearby.
This morning at the capitol “two unattended packages” were found at the Capitol Visitor Center, across the street from the Library of Congress. The bomb squad was on the scene this morning as each package was carefully reviewed.
The capitol building remained open during the incident, however, one of the exits was closed due to the location being near one of the packages. Both packages in this morning’s incident were deemed harmless eventually, and everyone carried on with their day, as if America has not become completely unrecognizable.
All of this comes just after an attack in Brussels that killed 35 people, and the Easter massacre that ended in the deaths of 70 people in Pakistan. Americans now live in fear that the next bombing will take place here, and for good reason. It is pretty clear that hatred of America is becoming more evident around the world and with people like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump giving them good reason, none of us is really safe.
This morning on MSNBC a spokesperson for Homeland Security said this:
“Inflammatory comments about patrolling and securing Muslim neighbors or barring Muslims from entering this country, having an immigration policy based on religion, is counterproductive to our homeland security and national security interests.”
Thankfully the suspicious packages found today turned out to be benign, but what kind of world are we really living in when we can’t trust an abandoned backpack? Video courtesy of One Page News: