Sunday, June 10, 2007

IEDs in DC?

WASHINGTON - If you have friends or relatives planning a trip to the region this summer you might want to tell them to bring their walking shoes, especially if they plan on taking a tour bus.

New security restrictions around Capitol Hill that went into effect Saturday will move tour bus routes farther away from the Capitol complex. The U.S. Capitol Police say the new measures are precautionary and are not based on any known threats.

"Part of it comes from vehicle born improvised explosive devices," said Capitol police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider. "If we can prevent that from moving the threats further away from the Capitol then we certainly will."