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USCP Investigates Suspicious Package at Capitol Visitor Center (CVC)

June 8, 2009
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

Today at approximately 3:30 pm, USCP responded to the South Mezzanine Door of the Capitol Vistor Center (CVC) to investigate the report of a suspicious package (unattended bag). Out of an abundance of caution, USCP evacuated the CVC as we continued our investigation. The USCP disrupted the package at approximately 5:00 pm and found nothing of a hazardous nature. The immediate area of the South Mezzanine Door remained closed while USCP continued their investigation. The surrounding area and temporary street closures reopened. The incident was cleared at approximately 5:50 pm.

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If there are any questions about this event or our security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.


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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer