DC Police Respond to Suspicious Parcel Sent to Russian Embassy

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On Saturday night Washington DC police examined a suspicious package sent to the Russian embassy in the US capital, however, no dangerous substances were found, a police spokesperson told Sputnik.

"MPD was requested to respond to the Russian Embassy for a suspicious package. The suspicious package has been cleared with no hazardous materials found," Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC spokeswoman Karimah Bilal said.

The Russian Embassy refused to comment on this information.

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