Suspicious package found at the Capitol

Oct. 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM
| License Photo

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The north side of the U.S. Capitol was closed off Thursday morning after a police officer discovered a suspicious package.

The package was found at 7:30 a.m. by Capitol Police patrolman, The Hill reported.

As of 9:30 a.m. the Capitol Police department was preparing to transport the item, spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.

"It has been loaded into a specialized truck operated by our bomb squad," she told The Hill. "It will be transported to Quantico, VA [with a] Virginia State Police escort, to be rendered safe."

The area cordoned was to remain closed until police cleared the scene, Schneider said.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories