March 20, 2010
Beginning April 5, visitors to the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse in downtown Washington will not be allowed to bring in more than 3.4 ounces of liquid into the courthouse.
Court security officers will require visitors to dispose any liquids, gels and aerosols in excess of 3.4 ounces outside before coming into the courthouse at 333 Constitution Avenue N.W.
A notice of the new policy was posted today on the courtâ€™s web site. Court officials declined to say whether an incident involving a liquid triggered the new policy.
“It’s important that we do we all we can to stop the bad guys form trying to hurt members of the court family,” said Ed Sloane, chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service for the District of Columbia. “This is a deterrent to stay up with technology to keep these bad guys from doing something to this courthouse.â€ť
This article was posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:46 am