Rayburn House in Capitol Hill evacuated over ‘suspicious package’ at office for the House of Representatives

THE RAYBURN House in Capitol Hill is being evacuated over a "suspicious package" at the office of the House of Representatives.

Staff in the building have been asked to move towards the exits.

Meanwhile, Capitol Police officers are investigating the suspicious package, which was located outside of a ground-floor level meeting room in the Rayburn Building, NBC 4 reporter Scott MacFarlane tweeted.

Officials later confirmed the suspicious package has been cleared and the building was being reopened, AP reporter Mike Balsamo said.

Police said: "All staff and other personnel are directed to remain in their assembly area until further notice. There are no road closures at this time."

They added: "The USCP has cleared the incident with the Suspicious Package located inside the Rayburn House Office Building outside of room 2043.

"The area has reopened and any associated door closures will clear momentarily. USCP is continuing to investigate."

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