And they just evacuated everybody from the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/7ntpNekIsb— Sam Lisker (@slisker) June 29, 2023
US Capitol Police wrote on Twitter, "We are assisting the Supreme Court Police with a suspicious package. Out of an abundance of caution, we are also helping keep the area clear. We cannot provide further information about another agency’s case, but we will keep the community updated about our involvement."
The Capitol Police have shut down streets in the immediate vicinity of the Supreme Court building, which lies across the street from the US Capitol building.
ROAD CLOSURES:— The U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) June 29, 2023
- Maryland Avenue between Constitution Avenue and First Street, NE
- First Street between Constitution Avenue, NE, and Independence Avenue, SE
- East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets
Suspicious package investigation at steps of Supreme Court continues. We’ve been pushed back again. pic.twitter.com/94gluD92we— Sam Lisker (@slisker) June 29, 2023
The evacuation comes as the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in a morning ruling.
At 3 pm, Capitol Police gave the all clear and announced roads in the area would be reopened shortly.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
ALL CLEAR: The suspicious package, which we assisted with, is all clear. The roads around this area should reopen shortly. Have a safe day! https://t.co/yK0pQwVqNp— The U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) June 29, 2023
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