The Washington Post

U.S. Capitol’s visitors center reopens after police examine non-hazardous substance

U.S. Capitol Police reopened the Capitol visitors center Tuesday morning after authorities determined that suspicious substance found there was not hazardous.

It was unclear what the substance was, but Officer Shennel Antrobus said authorities reopened the center at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police were called to the U.S. Capitol’s Emancipation Hall around 9:10 a.m. after the substance was discovered in the center.

The nearly hour-long investigation did not close the U.S. Capitol.

Get updates on your area delivered via e-mail.

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

The Freddie Gray case

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Campaign 2016 Email Updates

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Get Zika news by email

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.