Police respond to a suspicious package in the Capitol

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Police respond to a suspicious package in the Capitol

  • The package was found in a ground floor conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building, tweeted NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane
  • Officials later confirmed that it had been approved and the building was reopened; personnel had been evacuated as a precaution
  • The USCP said in a statement that they will ‘continue to investigate’

Police responded to a suspicious package on the Capitol on Wednesday.

The package was found in a ground floor conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building, tweeted NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane.

Officials later confirmed that it had been approved and the building was reopened. Police said they are continuing the investigation.

The personnel had been evacuated as a precaution.

The package was found in the conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building

The package was found in the conference room in the Rayburn House Office Building

Police had told those in the building: “All personnel and other personnel are instructed to remain in their assembly area until further notice.

“There are no road closures at the moment.”

They later added in a statement to DailyMail.com, ‘The USCP has resolved the incident with the Suspicious Package located in the Rayburn House Office Building.

The area has been reopened and all associated door closures will temporarily disappear. USCP continues to investigate. ‘

NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about the incident

NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about the incident

NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about the incident

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