Urgent and Dangerous: Broken Flagpole at NPR

NPR issued this “URGENT” staff memo about a broken flagpole at approximately 10 a.m. today. “This is obviously an extremely dangerous situation,” the memo says. The front entrance has been closed. Staff on the south side of the building have been evacuated and moved to more protected areas.

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All,

One of the three flagpoles attached to the front of the building has broken loose in the wind. It is currently swinging widely into the south side of the building and has cracked through the first pane of glass on the third floor.  Building services has been alerted, but this is obviously an extremely dangerous situation.  The staff on the south side of the building on the 3rd and 4th floors have been moved to safer areas.  The front entrance to the building has been closed because of broken glass. I’ll keep you posted on further developments.  In the meantime, enter through the garage and please use extreme caution moving in and out of the building.