September 8th, 2009
05:57 PM ET
10 years ago

Suspicious package closes RNC

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee was placed in lockdown for 1.5 hours Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered in the mailroom.

The U.S. Capitol Police investigated and determined there was no threat. Initial results from the tests on the scene indicate the substance was sugar. A hazmat team and other authorities have left the scene.

The building was reopened to the public at around 5:40 p.m. ET.

“There was a suspicious package found in the RNC mailroom,” RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told CNN. “We worked with the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate the situation and have been given the all clear.”

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