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    US Capitol Police (USCP) reopened streets around the Capitol building in Washington, DC after investigating reports of a suspicious package, the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office said in a Twitter message on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Capitol Police reopened streets around the Capitol building:

    "Police activity all clear and all roads in the area are now open," the message said.

    ​Streets near the Capitol were closed briefly as USCP responded to reports of two unattended packages outside the Capitol Visitor Center.

    ​The Capitol was evacuated on Monday when a man attempted to shoot a USCP officer at a security checkpoint at the Visitor Center. Police shot the man, who was transported to a local hospital. US media identified the man as 66-year-old Larry Dawson.


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