UPDATED: Downtown Street Reopens After Suspicious Package Investigation
(Updated at 9:33 a.m.) Police temporarily closed the 1700 block of Rhode Island Ave. NW this morning to investigate a reported suspicious package.
Officers were seen removing crime tape and leaving from the area just after 9:30 a.m. today.
According to one police officer on the scene, the reported object was located behind a statue near the Civil War Nurses Memorial at the intersection of Rhode Island Ave. and M Street NW. An officer could be seen inspecting something there around 9:15 a.m. this morning.
We’ll update this story once we know more about what prompted the investigation.