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Suspicious Dog Collar Causes A Bomb Scare At CIA Headquarters


The CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, had a bomb scare recently.

A suspicious device spotted at the CIA headquarters’ resulted in a bomb squad robot to be deployed to inspect the suspicious device.

The robot was able to detect almost immediately that the “suspicious device” was only an electrotonic dog collar that was left behind.

Here’s a video of the bomb squad robot in action:

ABC 7 News had more details to share on the story:

The area around the CIA’s headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. was briefly closed down Friday due to a bomb scare involving a suspicious object, ABC News reported.

A news helicopter for ABC affiliate WJLA observed a bomb squad robot being deployed at the scene in McLean, Virginia.

The robot inspected the suspicious object, which was placed on a sidewalk column. Officials knocked the item off of the column and then removed it from the area.

Once the all-clear was given, nearby roads leading to the agency’s headquarters were opened back up to the public.

The suspicious object, according to a statement that came later from CIA officials, turned out to be a dog training collar.

Fox News covered the bizarre story too:

A dog collar device triggered the brief closure of the front gate at CIA headquarters in Virginia Friday as law enforcement swarmed the scene to investigate.

The intelligence agency told Fox News the device was a remote control for a dog training collar.

“The investigation identified the small electronic device by our front gate to be a remote for a dog training collar with no security implications,” CIA spokeswoman CIA Spokesperson Nicole de Haay said in a statement. “Our front gate is all clear, and the matter is resolved.”

No one was injured and normal operations were resumed, she said.


Who would’ve thought that a dog collar would’ve caused a major lockdown at the CIA headquarters.


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