District police on Sunday morning were investigating a death in a park near the Lincoln Memorial that officials believe was a suicide.
U.S. Park Police were initially handling the investigation after a U.S. Park Service employee made an emergency call early Sunday. Park police handed the investigation over to District police just before 10 a.m., D.C. police spokesman Officer A. Clay said.
Police say no foul play is suspected, and they believe the death to be a suicide.
The identity of the victim, a male, was not immediately available. Investigators examined the scene near 23rd Street and Ohio Drive, S.W., in West Potomac Park, leaving a small area along the Potomac River shoreline surrounded by crime scene tape.
Police had opened the roads up by noon, and tourists were able to walk to and from the Lincoln Memorial unimpeded.
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