Suspicious Package Shuts Down Woodrow Wilson Bridge

by Lee Hernly, Editor

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Shut Down

UPDATE (3:45 PM): Maryland State Police source tells us all lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge have now reopened. Closure occurred after a car and possible package in the car that was left behind after a person jumped into the Potomac River were ‘deemed not a threat’ by authorities.

UPDATE (3:39 PM): Lanes starting to re-open…

UPDATE (3:33 PM): Update from VDOT –
“On I-95 in the City of Alexandria, at Woodrow Wilson Bridge, motorists can expect major delays due to an incident. The south left lane, center lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 4.0 miles. Traffic is getting by on the left shoulder.”

UPDATE (3:23 PM): Outer loop ramps to 495 closed in Alexandria. Update issued from Alexandria Police

UPDATE (3:11 PM): Sources tell us the Woodrow Wilson Bridge shut down also included a person that jumped from the bridge into the Potomac River. The Alexandria Fire Department’s boat (Boat 201) has rescued the person who jumped in the water and the person was taken to a local hospital. It is still unclear how the jumper and suspicious package are connected.

A suspicious package has shut down ALL lanes of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Sunday afternoon.

Authorities were called to the scene on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge around 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Woodrow WIlson bridge crosses the Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia, and Oxon Hill, Maryland. Hundreds of thousands of cars travel the frequently congested Capital Beltway daily.

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