Police are investigating a suspicious package at a Crystal City office building.
Initial reports suggest that the package was inside an office on S. Bell Street belonging to the Dept. of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, prompting an evacuation of that office. A federal immigration court is on a lower floor of the building.
The scene has since been cleared and Arlington County police officers that were standing by outside have left, according to scanner traffic.
A photo posted on social media (below) Tuesday afternoon shows Dept. of Homeland Security police on scene and a number of office workers standing outside.
ICE has attracted considerable controversy recently for its enforcement of the Trump administration’s strict immigration policies, with even those tangentially connected to the agency facing political scrutiny.
DHS here in Crystal City pic.twitter.com/SWcRRvh5OP
— Patrick Gregory (@PatrickGregry) August 21, 2018