McLEAN, Virginia-- The area around the CIA's headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. was briefly closed down Friday due to a bomb scare involving a suspicious object, ABC News reported.
A news helicopter for ABC affiliate WJLA observed a bomb squad robot being deployed at the scene in McLean, Virginia.
The robot inspected the suspicious object, which was placed on a sidewalk column. Officials knocked the item off of the column and then removed it from the area.
Once the all-clear was given, nearby roads leading to the agency's headquarters were opened back up to the public.
The suspicious object, according to a statement that came later from CIA officials, turned out to be a dog training collar.