WASHINGTON (TND) — The United States Capitol Police headquarters was evacuated for two hours on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution" due to "a suspicious vehicle" in the area, according to authorities.
USCP said a police K-9 "indicated interest" in the vehicle, which was located in in the 100 block of D Street, NE.
USCP shared the news on X, which is the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, shortly before 1 p.m.
About two hours later, the agency said the vehicle had been cleared.
"Thank you again for your patience as we worked through this investigation," the agency noted.
In early August, a "concerning 911 call" led to an evacuation and investigation at the Senate office buildings in Washington, D.C.
Chief J. Thomas Manger of the U.S. Capitol Police said the Metropolitan Police Department received a call about an active shooter around 2:30 p.m. EDT -- but it appeared to have been a "bogus" report.
We found no confirmation that there was an active shooter and this may have been a bogus call," Manger told reporters.
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