WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Police evacuated U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) headquarters after a suspicious vehicle was spotted on D Street NE on Tuesday.
Police said that at about 12:15 p.m., a truck approached a kiosk/barricade next to the United States Capitol Police Headquarters. As part of standard procedure, a K9 swept the vehicle, and the dog immediately showed interest.
Police found that the driver of the vehicle did not follow the standard policies and procedures for making deliveries at the Capitol complex.
An officer also saw a suitcase lying on top of plastic wrap in the bed of the truck. Police immediately declared the vehicle as suspicious.
USCP headquarters and a local business were evacuated out of precaution.
Officers x-rayed the suitcase in the bed of the truck as well as other suitcases found inside the truck.
At about 2:49 p.m., police said the vehicle and suitcases were examined and cleared and that no hazardous materials were found. The driver of the vehicle was also interviewed and released.
DC Police Traffic posted an update around 2:50 p.m. that all roads were back open.