Suspicious package shuts down streets near Corcoran

Updated: March 22, 2016 at 6:51 p.m.

The Secret Service and Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a suspicious package by 17th Street and New York Avenue, a MPD spokesman said Tuesday.

The MPD spokesman said the Secret Service called MPD for assistance in the investigation around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic was initially shut down near the Corcoran Gallery of Art on 17th Street but has since reopened, according to a GW email alert sent at 6:40 p.m.

An event at the Corcoran for Tuesday night was cancelled due to the police activity, according to the school’s Twitter account.

A University spokeswoman did not immediately return request for comment.

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