D.C. police said the report of an active shooter in the 1400 block of I Street NW was unfounded.

When the report came in after 3 p.m., authorities recommended people in the area shelter-in-place as they investigated and authorities closed a block of I Street.

No gunman or victims were found during a search of a building on the block, police said. At around 3:40 p.m. they declared the report unfounded and the street was reopened.