Suspicious Package and Envelopes Found in Senate Buildings

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    US Capitol Building, Washington DC, USA

    U.S. Capitol Police have cleared the scene of a suspicious package found in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

    They continue to investigate envelopes found on the third floors of the Hart and Russell Senate Buildings.

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    Senate staffers were notified shortly before noon to stay in their offices, and authorities cleared the building's atrium of people. By shortly before 1 p.m., staffers in the Hart Office Building were being allowed to leave their offices.

    The suspicious envelopes and package have been removed from the buildings, according to NBC News Mike Viqueira.

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