A suspicious package on a bike near the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and K Street shut down part of the street this evening.
According to Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Hugh Carew, the package was reported around 5:12 p.m. by a caller. The street was subsequently cordoned off and opened at around 6 p.m. after it was determined that the package presented no risk.
Carew said that incident has been classified as found property.
The street closure comes as Washington, D.C., has stepped up its security efforts in light of the Boston Marathon bombings. However, President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) were sent letters laced with what preliminary tests show to be the toxic chemical ricin on Tuesday, and suspicious packages and envelopes were delivered to Senate office buildings earlier today, according to CNN.