The package was found at meeting room in the Rayburn House Office Building


Police respond to a suspicious package at the Capitol

  • The package was found at a ground-floor level meeting room in the Rayburn House Office Building, NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted 
  • Officials later confirmed it had been cleared and the building was being reopened; staff had been evacuated as a precaution  
  • The USCP said in a statement that they are ‘continuing to investigate’

Police responded to a suspicious package at the Capitol Wednesday. 

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

Officials later confirmed it had been cleared and the building was being reopened. Police said they continue to investigate. 

Staff had been evacuated as a precaution. 

The package was found at meeting room in the Rayburn House Office Building

The package was found at meeting room in the Rayburn House Office Building

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

‘There are no road closures at this time.’

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

‘The area has reopened and any associated door closures will clear momentarily. USCP is continuing to investigate.’

NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about the incident

NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted about the incident 



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