Updated post at 9:52 a.m.
Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, said the suspicious package was an envelope. He said the department’s explosive ordnance division rendered it safe.
Updated post at 9:35 a.m.
D.C. police said no hazardous materials were found in the package.
Buses in the area were running late.
L2: Buses are experiencing up to 45 minute residual delays following earlier police activity at Connecticut & Veazey Terrace NW.
— Metrobus Info (@Metrobusinfo) July 30, 2014
Updated post at 9:26 a.m.
Authorities reopened Van Ness Metro station and Connecticut Avenue Northwest.
Original post at 9:18 a.m.
The Van Ness Metro station is closed Wednesday morning as police investigate a suspicious package.
Part of Connecticut Avenue Northwest is also closed because of the investigation. D.C. police closed the street at Windom Place, Veazey Terrace and Van Ness Street.
Philip Stewart, a Metro spokesman, said trains are bypassing the station. He said police were called to the station about 8:30 a.m., and Metro initially closed on entrance of the station.
At 8:55 a.m., Stewart said the station remains closed.
Traffic madness on inbound Connecticut Ave near Van Ness metro suspicious parcel snarls traffic Sign tells all pic.twitter.com/RaIIN7WKBh
— Armando Trull (@trulldc) July 30, 2014