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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Suspicious package cleared near Union Station

7:59 A.M. Update:

The suspicious package was an unattended bag, so all the roads are reopening and things returning to normal near Union Station, according to the Capitol Police.

If you’re driving in the area, expect some residual delays.

7:50 A.M. Update:

Union Station remains open, but the Capitol Police are diverting pedestrians into a different entrance away from the area near the suspicious package, according to officials.

7:40 A.M. Update:

The Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package outside of Union Station, which has shut down major roadways in the area. The police do not believe the station is actually closed, but the Post’s Mike McPhate saw police directing people away from the station earlier this morning. We’ll have more as soon as we can confirm this.

There are major road closures around Union Station due to the suspicious package on the 600 block of 1st Street in Northeast Washington. This has closed the following major arteries around the station:

— Massachusetts Avenue between North Capitol and First streets

— Columbus Circle between Delaware and Massachusetts Avenue

— Louisiana Avenue between Columbus Circle and North Capitol Street

— First Street between G Street and Columbus Circle

Original Post:

The Post’s Mike McPhate is reporting that Union Station is shut down due to a suspicious package. We’ll have more information as we learn it.

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