D.C.’s African American History Museum Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found Inside

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, pictured on opening day, has adjusted its approach to timed passes. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, pictured on opening day, has adjusted its approach to timed passes. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture museum was evacuated Monday evening after a suspicious package was found, authorities said.

The package was found on the second floor of the museum after closing at around 6:45 p.m., a spokesman for U.S. Park police said, and the museum was evacuated. No description of the package was immediately available.

At around 7:30 p.m., a spokesman for D.C. police said the package was cleared and determined not to be a threat.

The suspicious package was found less than two weeks after a noose was discovered in a public gallery at the museum last month. A noose was also found hanging from a tree at the Hirshorn Museum on May 27.

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