WASHINGTON - D.C. police say a report of a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of a Northwest D.C. building that houses WMAL radio and others on Thursday has been cleared.
According to police, they received a call about the reported package at 4:13 p.m.
Suspicious package received at WMAL. Building evacuated. Police and fire are on scene. We’ll be back with you live as soon as we can, but for now enjoy our “Best of” programming on WMAL.— WMAL DC (@WMALDC) October 25, 2018
I saw the package mailed to @WMALDC.— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 25, 2018
Though it does not look like the other packages we have seen the past day or two, there were some similarities. DC police examined it and immediately ordered full evacuation.
I'm not going to describe the package in question because there is an ongoing investigation. We were informed moments after police studied it to immediately evacuate.— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 25, 2018
Could be a bad copy cat or could be something more.
We will return to the air as soon as we can. @WMALDC
Police say the scene was cleared at 5:35 p.m. and no hazardous material was found.
The evacuation of the building in the 4400 block of Jenifer Street comes amid a flurry of explosive devices being found at or en route to addresses associated with prominent Democratic politicians and media outlets frequently targeted by President Donald Trump.
The FBI told FOX 5 that this evacuation is not related to the incidents they have been investigating.
UPDATE: Police give the all-clear and employees are allowed back in the building. Pictures of the package coming soon. https://t.co/c0z2LWctpQ— WMAL DC (@WMALDC) October 25, 2018