A suspicious vehicle in front of the Supreme Court is being investigated by the US Capitol Police.
The vehicle is parked on First Street, NE. Authorities are advising residents to avoid the area.
“NOW: We are investigating a suspicious vehicle in front of the Supreme Court along First Street, NE. Please stay away from the area. We will provide more information as soon as we can,” the Capitol police tweeted on Tuesday.
Capitol police is closing down following roads:
- First Street runs between Independence Avenue in the south and Constitution Avenue in the north.
- Second Street, NE, between East Capitol Street and Constitution Avenue
- East Capitol Street, NE, between First and Second Streets
Capitol Police say they are trying to talk to the driver of the vehicle.
“We are still trying to talk to the driver. Please continue to avoid the area.” Capitol Police said.
The Supreme Court’s operations were not disrupted; oral arguments began as scheduled at 10 a.m. local time, according to ABC 6.
US Supreme Court building is closed to the public.
UPDATE: US Capitol police say, “one of our teams just moved in and extracted the man from the SUV. The man is in custody. Everyone is safe.”
According to reports, US Capitol Police conduct a ‘controlled explosion’ on a suspicious vehicle outside the Supreme Court.
Explosion heard outside US Capitol https://t.co/NxRsRFKf5S
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NOW – Capitol Police shutting down roads as they investigate a "suspicious vehicle" outside the U.S. Supreme Court.pic.twitter.com/3csPm9qJKD
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