Evacuations Underway at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, After Discovery of a Suspicious Package

As per reports, evacuations are currently in progress at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. due to the detection of a ‘suspicious package.’

The package was reportedly discovered on the steps that lead up to the Supreme Court.

This comes after the recent rulings by the Supreme Court on cases regarding affirmative action in universities and religious freedom.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina that relied partly on racial considerations.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court declared the admissions programs unconstitutional.

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Christian mail carrier who had been compelled by the United States Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays, despite his request for Sundays off to attend church services.

Footage of the evacuations being carried out can be seen at the end of this article.

“We are assisting the Supreme Court Police with a suspicious package. Out of an abundance of caution, we are also helping keep the area clear. We cannot provide further information about another agency’s case, but we will keep the community updated about our involvement,” The U.S. Capitol Police revealed.

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The U.S. Capitol Police announced the following road closures:

  • Maryland Avenue between Constitution Avenue and First Street, NE
  • First Street between Constitution Avenue, NE, and Independence Avenue, SE
  • East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets


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