Metropolitan Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene. After examining
the area, they concluded that the box and the flashlight were to
be treated as potential explosives devices. They shot a water cannon
at the two items, effectively rendering them safe. The Bomb Squad
contacted the Evidence Response Team (ERT) of the FBI's Washington
Field Office (WFO) after disabling the wooden box and flashlight.
The ERT collected, classified, and packaged the pieces, while WFO
assigned a Case Agent to lead the investigation.