(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) Police closed several roads in Adams Morgan to investigate a suspicious package earlier today.
Authorities closed Champlain St. between Kalorama Rd. and Florida Ave. NW just before 3 p.m. today. The streets were reopened a little less than two hours later.
Incident has been cleared – All street closures are now OPEN
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) June 23, 2016
Police did not say what led to the investigation.
(Updated at 2:22 p.m.) Police closed a street downtown to investigate a reported suspicious package earlier this afternoon.
The 1700 block of I St. NW was blocked to vehicles for at least two hours today, authorities said. Someone reported a suspicious package there around 11:09 a.m.
Pedestrians did not appear to be barred from walking in the area, however.
We’ll update this story if we learn more about what may have triggered the investigation.
The 1900 block of K St. and the 900 block of 19th Street NW were closed for about an hour and a half earlier today, according to authorities.
Authorities first received a call for a suspicious item in the area at 11:24 a.m., said spokeswoman Alice Kim.
Police did not immediately what prompted the shutdown.
(Updated at 10:22 a.m.) Police closed a street downtown to investigate a suspicious package earlier this morning.
A call for a “suspicious package” came in around 9:16 a.m., authorities said. The 1900 block of M St. NW was closed for about an hour.
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) June 2, 2016
Police did not immediately say what triggered the investigation. We’ll update this story if we learn more.
(Updated at 10:20 a.m.) A Marriott in West End was evacuated this morning after someone called the hotel with a bomb threat, according to a hotel representative.
Guests of the Washington Marriott Georgetown at 1221 22nd St. NW were relocated temporarily across the street to its sister property, the Renaissance Dupont Circle, spokesman Mark Indre told Borderstan. They returned to the Marriott about 9:30 a.m., when police concluded their investigation and found nothing suspicious.
“We immediately contacted the authorities and they responded right away,” Indre said. “Out of abundance of caution, the authorities advised to evacuate the hotel.”
(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.
An interactive piece of street art caused the hours-long suspicious package investigation that closed 15th Street NW between K and M streets NW yesterday afternoon, according to D.C. Police.
Authorities said a bystander saw a person “placing wiring in a box” on the 1000 block of 15th Street NW and called police at 2:41 p.m. An officer searched the area and apparently found the street art — a mess of wires with a sign instructing viewers to “play with me” — triggering the suspicious package investigation.
(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) Police temporarily closed a downtown street this afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package report, which didn’t lead to the discovery of anything hazardous, according to authorities.
Officers were removing crime tape and leaving from 15th Street NW between K and M streets NW about 4:15 p.m.
Police had closed the blocks during their investigation.
(Updated at 11:31 a.m.) Police have finished an investigation into threats made to a West End school today, determining that the building is safe, according to authorities.
Children were seen returning to School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens at 2425 N St. NW about 11 a.m. after teachers evacuated them at some point earlier this morning. Authorities initially said they were investigating a suspicious package at the school.
Police on the scene declined to elaborate on the threats, only noting that they were made by telephone.
(Updated at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday) D.C. police have reopened a stretch of M Street NW a suspicious package was reported at the U.S. Post Office at 1800 M St. NW.
The post office reopened for normal business this morning. An employee at the post office said this morning that workers “felt lightheaded” but were not sickened or injured last night.
Authorities said the situation was all clear around 5:50 p.m. yesterday evening and reopened M Street NW between 18th and 19th streets NW shortly thereafter.
Two officers on the scene reported earlier that several people may have been sickened by exposure to the package, but D.C. Fire officials said last night that no toxic material was found at the scene, and added that nobody was transported to the hospital.
Suspicious Package investigation @ 1800 blk of M Street has concluded – no toxic material found.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) September 21, 2015
Hazmat personnel were seen setting up a large tarp earlier yesterday afternoon, but rolled it up and placed it back in the truck around 5:50 p.m.
(Updated at 10:017 a.m.) D.C. Police earlier today evacuated the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St. NW) on a report that a backpack was found in front of the building.
Police said they received the call for a suspicious package near the 1600 block of 16th Street NW around 8:45 a.m. Officials evacuated the center and blocked off portions of 16th Street NW street to investigate the package.
An all-clear was given by police on the scene around 9:52 a.m.
@DCPoliceTraffic Street Closures Update/1600 blk of Q St NW is clear & all lanes open
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) September 18, 2015
Sarah Kirchen was in a water aerobics class when the building was evacuated. “There was never an explanation,” she said. “Some people don’t even have their shoes on.”
Borderstan reporter Sean Meehan contributed to this article.
D.C. Police earlier today shut down portions of several streets near Farragut Square to investigate a suspicious package.
As of 3:31 p.m., officers at the scene said there was no danger and reopened the streets
K and L streets NW had been closed between 16th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW, said D.C. Police.
A reader tweeted us earlier to say police were telling pedestrians to evacuate from the area.
@borderstan cops at 17th and k expanding perimeter, tells people “it’s not safe” to sit outside Roti restaurant.
— Tomás Dinges (@tomasdinges) July 21, 2015