Suspicious package near White House shuts down portion of 15th Street

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A suspicious package was found near Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street NW in D.C. Sunday evening.

The package was found around 8:30 p.m.

Secret Service said the north fence line of the White House was closed and that traffic was closed on 15th Street between H and F Streets.

Metropolitan Police Department EOD team was assisting Secret Service in investigations.

At around 10:15 p.m. the suspicious suitcase was declared safe. Street closures were lifted and the fence line at the White House was reopened. 

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