Police investigating suspicious substance near US Capitol


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Capitol Police were investigating a suspicious substance Wednesday on a street near the Capitol and where the Republican National Committee headquarters are located, the police said in a statement.

The authorities have closed off First Street SE between C and D streets and directed staff and other personnel to avoid the area, Capitol police said in a statement.

The RNC headquarters building is among those located on that block.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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