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Briefcase at Capitol Causes Commotion

Posted May 2, 2007

— A briefcase found outside the State Capitol Wednesday morning caused a flurry of activity before police determined it didn't pose a threat.

The black briefcase was found at about 9 a.m. near the intersection of Fayetteville and Morgan streets. Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to assist in the investigation but found nothing, said Jill Warren Lucas, spokeswoman for the state Department of Administration.

“It appears to be have forgotten or abandoned,” Lucas said.


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  • Politically Honest NOT PC May 3, 2007

    Doggonit. That must be where I left my sandwich. Hope the bomb dog did not eat it.

  • tmlcary May 2, 2007

    Looks like another WRAL typo to me Tax Man...lol...I bet she said "It appears to have been forgotten"

  • Tax Man May 2, 2007

    Oops - I believe that it is Ms. Lucas, not Mr. Lucas - sorry! Still do not understand what she meant.

  • Tax Man May 2, 2007

    “It appears to be have forgotten or abandoned,” Lucas said.

    Where did Lucas get his education? I cannot understand what he meant by that quote. It that "to be, or not to be?"

  • gothboy54 May 2, 2007

    wow O_o lol just .... wow lol