US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

Individuals inside Rayburn House Office Building – the congressional office building for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC – were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday, following reports of a “suspicious package” outside Rayburn 2043.

“All staff and other personnel are directed to remain in their assembly area until further notice. There are no road closures at this time,” US Capitol Police said in their alert Wednesday afternoon.

NBC reporter Scott MacFarlane noted the room in question is a “floor-level meeting room.” 

Furthermore, the reports come at a time when visitors are not permitted in the Rayburn House Office Building.