Washington police find gun in violin case

January 5, 2017 by norman lebrecht


It’s not just Al Capone who packed a rod in his fiddle box.

A woman walking in the woods near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove on Wednesday found a violin case containing at least one firearm, and police said they discovered other weapons strewn along the C&O Canal.

At least a dozen police officers descended on the area near the boathouse late Wednesday morning. Authorities called in an explosive ordnance disposal unit, or bomb squad, to help with the search as additional weapons were found.

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Comments (4)

  1. David Boxwell says:

    Leave the gat, sister, take the fiddle case.

  2. LeaveTheGunTakeTheViolin says:

    Are they certain it wasn’t just a Kalashnikov violin?

  3. Pianofortissimo says:

    That violin can play only Stockhausen.

    1. John Borstlap says:

      I wanted to say that, but felt inhibited, considering my reputation, but you did it: thank you.

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