WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington’s National Museum of Crime & Punishment has announced it will be closing its doors soon.
The museum’s Chief Operating Officer Janine Vaccarello says terms from a lease agreement are forcing the museum out of its three-story building at the end of September. She says the building owners have the right to ask the museum, which charges $21.95 for an adult ticket, to vacate the property if it doesn’t meet certain sales thresholds.
The building’s property manager, DTZ, declined to comment to The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1KoYstq).
Vaccarello says the museum would search for other spaces in the area, or would look to partner with another organization to sell its paraphernalia.
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The museum, which opened in 2008, features attractions that include a police driving simulator and an interactive police lineup.