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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Police investigate suspicious package in Mt. Vernon Square

District police are investigating a suspicious package found in Mt. Vernon Square.

Officers were dispatched to the park around 11:30 a.m. in response to reports that a suspicious package that looked like a lunchbox was left in the park, a police spokeswoman said.

The package was found on the 7th Street NW side of the park. It is unclear what about the item was suspicious, said the spokeswoman.

Police are currently investigating. No additional information was immediately available.

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