I don’t know why WaPo isn’t reporting on it yet, but my XM weather & traffic radio says that Dulles is on security lockdown and no planes are leaving due to a security failure. Presumably arriving planes are progressing as normal.
Update (1:59p): Well, WaPo still doesn’t seem to think that a complete airport shutdown is worth reporting on but WTOP has this brief blurb. Too bad a few of those folks on the other side of the metal detectors looking at IDs weren’t on the other side where they could have, I dunno, stopped someone from walking away after setting off the detector?
Here’s hoping it was a pocketknife that tripped the alarm and not a firearm that could be hidden somewhere for a future conspirator to pick up.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs