F Street area cleared after report of unattended package

Police respond to a report of an unattended package near Thurston Hall on Friday. Garrett Mils | Hatchet Photographer
Police respond to a report of an unattended package near Thurston Hall on Friday. Garrett Mills | Hatchet Photographer

Emergency officials responded to a report of an unattended package in the 1800 block of F Street on Friday, shutting down the surrounding streets for about an hour and a half.

D.C. fire officials, the Hazmat team, Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene, which was cleared at about 12:50 p.m., said Nicole Mainor, a spokeswoman for the Secret Service.

F Street from 18th to 20th streets and 19th Street from G to E streets were closed during the incident, which included the street in front of Thurston Hall.

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