Van Ness Metro station reopens after investigation of suspicious package

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.

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.

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
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