All in a day’s work: The Tipline for 11 June 2018

A bomb threat on Friday interrupted the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative trial against the Tronox/Cristal merger, a lawyer in the matter told us. The commission’s Washington headquarters were evacuated during a lunch recess in the afternoon. Dogs entered the building and police and the Department of Homeland Security secured the perimeter of the building, while counsel for the FTC waited in a park across the street. Police announced the building was clear more than an hour after it was first evacuated, and the hearing before Judge D Michael Chappell resumed as normal.

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