UPDATE, 5:33 P.M.:

The package was cleared, officials said.

ORIGINAL POST:

Police said Wednesday afternoon that they are investigating a suspicious package near the U.S. Capitol building.

Around 5:20 p.m., a spokeswoman for U.S. Capitol Police said officers were responding to the report of a suspicious package near the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

The following street closures were in effect: First Street from Constitution Avenue NW to Maryland Avenue SW; Maryland Avenue from First to Third streets SW; and Pennsylvania Avenue from First to Third streets NW.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.

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