Canadian embassy evacuated

UPDATED at 3:18 p.m. The Canadian embassy was evacuated this afternoon after an unattended package was found outside the building, the U.S. Secret Service said. The package was determined not to be dangerous.

Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues were briefly closed between 5th and 6th Sts. NW.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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