The Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Fire and Emergency Services responded to the 600 block of 21st Street Monday for a report of a suspicious vehicle.
A GW Alert sent to the GW community at about 3:25 p.m. stated that the 600 block of 21st Street and the two surrounding blocks were shut down and instructed people to stay away from the area. MPD officers were dispatched to the scene at 3:04 p.m., according to MPD’s report.
“Police & Fire activity on 600 block of 21st Street, NW,” the GW Alert stated. “Two blocks in all directions are being shut down. Avoid the area until all clear.”
The report states that MPD responded to the scene and determined the package did not pose a public safety risk.
Vito Maggiolo, a public information officer for FEMS, said about a dozen fire trucks were dispatched to the scene to assist law enforcement in clearing the area.
The GW community received another GW Alert at about 4:13 p.m. stating that the area was clear and the block had been re-opened.