U.S. Capitol Police said Tuesday they closed roads around the Supreme Court as they investigate a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the building.
People should stay away from the area, police said in tweets. The driver had yet to talk to officers, police said, nearly an hour after announcing the investigation.
“We are still trying to talk to the driver,” Capitol Police tweeted.
The heavy police presence, which includes dozens of officers and multiple police dogs, came on the second day of the Supreme Court’s new term. Justices were present in the courtroom for in-person arguments.
Oral arguments began on schedule at 10 a.m. ET.
The suspicious vehicle investigation also came just hours before a court hearing for a man, Floyd Ray Roseberry, who in August parked his pickup truck in front of the Library of Congress and claimed to be possessing explosives. The threat forced the evacuation of the Supreme Court and other buildings on Capitol Hill.
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