Coast Guard Fires on Suspicious Boat in Potomac?

September 11, 2009

(ChattahBox) — In breaking news, the U.S. Coast Guard reportedly fired up to 10 rounds on a suspicious boat this morning in the Potomac River in central Washington, D.C., amid high security while September 11 memorial ceremonies were being held nearby at the Pentagon, CNN reported on Friday.  A temporary restricted zone had been set up on the river due to the Pentagon 9/11 ceremony.

Update: The U.S. Coast Guard now claims the whole incident was a training exercise and promised a “thorough review” of what transpired today.  Unfortunately they picked a heck of a date to run the solo operation, while also failing to notify Federal agency emergency operations centers about the exercise, who then began implementing response procedures fearing a real threat was occurring.


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