The U.S. Secret Service evacuated an area near where Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is staying in Washington. A Secret Service spokeswoman said the area around Lafayette Park, near the White House and adjacent to Blair House, where foreign dignitaries stay, was declared safe at 4:15 p.m. Monday. That was about 90 minutes after a sniffer dog “hit on” a parked car, she said. Olmert is staying at Blair House overnight and will meet President Bush Tuesday.
Secret Service evacuates Blair House area