Police investigate death near Lincoln Memorial

District police on Sunday morning were investigating a death in a park near the Lincoln Memorial that officials believe was a suicide.


Crime scene tape surrounds an area in West Potomac Park near the Lincoln Memorial, where a man was found dead Sunday morning along the Potomac River shoreline. (Hamil R. Harris/Washington Post)

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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