“We continue to investigate the second unattended package on the North Side Plaza of the Jefferson building,” Capitol Police said in a statement.
Officials said the north screening facility of the Capitol Visitor Center is closed. The south screening facility of the Capitol Visitor Center is open. There is no impact to the U.S. Capitol Building.
At the U.S. Supreme Court nearby lines of people were waiting to the side of the building instead of directly in front as security personnel were in the area.
Original at 9:10 a.m.
Some roads around the U.S. Capitol are closed Tuesday morning as authorities investigate two suspicious packages near the Capitol Visitors Center.
Few details were immediately available on the situation Tuesday morning. This comes a day after a shooting at the Visitors Center.
There is no lockdown at the capitol complex and there is no lockdown at the Visitors Center, officials said.
First Street from Independence Avenue SE to Constitution Avenue NE and East Capitol Street from First to Second streets are closed. Metro said its buses are also delayed in those areas.
In a statement, the U.S. Capitol Police said it currently investigating two unattended packages in that area. One package was left unattended on the west side of First Street near East Capitol Street. A second, unattended package was left on the North Side Plaza of the Jefferson Building.
The north screening facility of the Capitol Visitor Center is closed pending an investigation, police said. The south screening facility of the Capitol Visitor Center remains open. There is no impact to the U.S. Capitol Building.
97: Due to Capitol Police activity on First St NE btwn Constitution Ave & Independence, buses may experience delays in both directions.— Metrobus Info (@Metrobusinfo) March 29, 2016