Monday, March 23, 2009

fake explosion Wed. at Key Bridge

A message apparently from the Office of Public Affairs for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments:
For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion on Wednesday, March 25 between 9:30 a.m. and noon near Key Bridge in the District. The explosion will produce a 20 to 30' fireball that will last for approximately 2 minutes.

Please pass along this information to others appropriate. The Department of Homeland Security and D.C. Police and Fire departments have been notified, along with the Washington Airports Authority. The Virginia State Patrol and Arlington Police Department will be contacted. If you have additional questions, contact Kathy Hollinger or Burt Warner with the DC Film Office at 202-727-6608.

The explosion will take place on the Potomac River just north of the Key Bridge and Jack's Boathouse (K / Water Street, NW under the Whitehurst Freeway). In the scene to be filmed, there will be six (6) sculling boats on the Potomac River and one of them blows up.

CBS Paramount television is filming a pilot titled "Washington Field." This is a new television series about the elite Washington field office of the FBI and a team of agents with exceptional and diverse skills who are called together for only the most critical cases.
I received emails with the above message from sources that I deem credible. The notice, however, does not seem to posted among the Metropolitan Council of Governments' press releases or any other place directly connected to the issuing authority. That's not good, in my blog-journalistic opinion. This sort of information is worth disseminating in a way that enhances its credibility.

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