D.C. Supreme Court front plaza shut down for suspicious package investigation


(WTNH) — ABC News confirmed 1st Street Northeast and the entire front plaza of the US Supreme Court was temporarily shut down due to an investigation of several suspicious packages on Tuesday morning.

The United States Capitol Police released a statement to ABC News saying in part,

“The United States Capitol Police and the U.S. Supreme Court Police responded to a suspicious package at First and East Capitol Streets at approximately 8 a.m.  The Supreme Court Building remained open and was not evacuated.” 

Eva Malecki, Communications Director, United States Capitol Police

The court remained open during the investigation. The scene was cleared at around 10:00 a.m.

This is a developing story; News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.


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