RNC On Lockdown After Vials Of Blood Sent To Building

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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The Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., went under lockdown early Wednesday after vials of blood were sent to the building.

One source said the blood was sent in a package and something likely “broke open,” the New York Post reported. Yellow tape stretched outside the building while U.S. Capitol Police officers were present, photographs show.

A hazmat unit arrived at the scene to investigate the situation, according to several reports.

Capitol Police said the package at the headquarters has now been cleared, according to NBC News reporter Frank Thorp. The building is still under lockdown in order for law enforcement to investigate the blood, according to NBC News. (RELATED: Police Arrest Armed Man Near US Capitol, Respond To Suspicious Package Close To Senate) 

It is unclear if a suspect is in custody.