Suspicious Package on 1700 block of R Street, NW

Photo courtesy of @Greg_Hudson

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently working a suspicious package in the 1700 block R Street, NW.

Southbound 17th Street is blocked off at T Street, NW, thru R Street, NW.”

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On twitter @scottpetrisko tells us:

“I walked by there about an hour ago. Police were questioning a man hauling a small trailer with orange plastic boxes.”

And @Ssonies also noted a man in handcuffs.

Update from @DCPoliceDept around 6:45pm:

“Suspicious Vehicle: 1700 blk of R St NW. SB 17th St is BLOCKED at T thru R St’s. AVOID THE AREA”

Update 7:05pm from MPD:

“The suspicious package has been rendered safe. No hazardous materials were found. All roads open.”

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