ATF Headquarters Evacuated After Suspicious Package Delivered

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The headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in D.C. has been evacuated due to a suspicious package, authorities said Thursday. 

ATF officials say an employee opened an envelope that contained a suspicious liquid substance and Hazmat crews responded accordingly.

At around 4:30 p.m., officials said Hazmat was out and the substance tested clear. They will send it to the lab for further analysis.

“Update on ATF HQ evacuation: Hazmat is out, substance tested clear, will send to lab for further analysis,” the agency wrote on Twitter 4:30 p.m. ET Thursday.

The ATF headquarters are located one block from one of the two entrances to the NoMa Metro stop, just north of Union Station.

Earlier this month, a suspicious package near Union Station prompted law enforcement to evacuate the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, a federal building directly next door to the transportation station.

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