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All clear given after Capitol Police investigate suspicious package at Rayburn House Office Building

USCP says the package was left at the Lower Independence Avenue Door. All traffic restrictions have been lifted.
The Rayburn House Office Building is shown in Washington.

WASHINGTON — An all-clear is now given and staffers and other personnel are no longer required to avoid part of the Rayburn House Office Building after U.S. Capitol Police investigated a suspicious package Sunday. 

USCP says the package was left at the Lower Independence Avenue Door and no one should be in the area as the investigation takes place.

The all-clear was given just before 10 a.m. No further details were released regarding the package.

"The USCP is responding to a Suspicious Package outside of the Rayburn House Office Building Lower Independence Avenue Door. Staff and other personnel are directed to AVOID THIS AREA until further notice. Updates will be provided when available," an alert emailed earlier read.

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