US Capitol on lockdown for 2nd day as authorities investigate suspicious package
US Capitol Police initially confirmed that a suspicious item was found, but declined to elaborate.
An email from US Capitol Police was later posted on Twitter, stating that the area had been reopened and "all test results were negative."
Capitol police clear the scene at the East front of Capitol building, one of two suspicious packages investigated pic.twitter.com/c7icSPTyRL— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) March 29, 2016
The package was found just minutes after the US Capitol's visitor center reopened following a Monday incident in which a 66-year-old man pulled a gun on an officer, NBC Washington reported.
The Monday incident resulted in the US Capitol and the White House being placed on lockdown.