The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. is on lockdown for a second day in a row! That’s because suspicious package outside of the visitors center. The White House is also on alert.
As of this morning, First Street from Independence Avenue SE to Constitution Avenue NE and East Capitol Street from First to Second streets are closed. In addition, the public Metro transportation system (WMATA) said its buses are also delayed in those areas.
U.S. Capitol Police said a suspicious package was found but did not elaborate.
A Reuters witness reported a bomb squad was on the scene.
The lockdown came after a man was shot and wounded by police after he pointed what appeared to be a weapon at officers in the underground U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Monday.
ALERT: Capitol Hill on complete lockdown again & people urged to stay indoors due to a suspicious package found. pic.twitter.com/gOm4ZjwoIh
— Israel News Flash (@ILNewsFlash) March 29, 2016
Roads blocked and heavy police presence around Capitol and Supreme Court. Officials investigating suspicious package pic.twitter.com/0J02fqJUyj
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) March 29, 2016
FOX NEWS ALERT: US Capitol on lockdown after reports of suspicious package outside visitors centerhttps://t.co/XaqhOnGKLy
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) March 29, 2016
Update: the package was found inside this duffle bag…
This is a breaking story… We will post more information when it becomes available.