Suspicious package at Foggy Bottom Metro station closes streets

Media Credit: Keegan Mullen | Staff Photographer

The Metro Transit Police Department's K-9 bomb squad responded to reports of a suspicious package outside the Foggy Bottom Metro station late Wednesday.

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.

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