Metro Transit Police Department officers responded to reports of a suspicious package outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station late Wednesday, according to an information officer in the department.
Officer Hugh Carew said a civilian called the package in to the Metropolitan Police Department at 8:40 p.m., but that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was handling the situation.
Sherry Ly, a spokeswoman for WMATA, said the area was deemed safe at around 9:30 p.m. There were no issues with the package, she said.
About eight vehicles and 17 police officers blocked off streets and sidewalks from 23rd to 22nd streets on I Street and Washington Circle to H Street along 23rd Street. Streets began to clear at around 9:40 p.m.
Leah Potter and Meredith Roaten contributed to reporting.