The Capitol Police blocked off pedestrian traffic surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) congressional office Thursday as they investigated a suspicious package.
“It’s still under investigation,” an assistant to the spokeswoman for the Capitol Police told The Hill of the package found around 1 p.m. Thursday at Weiner’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building. The area was reopened to traffic at 1:30 p.m.
Rep. Weiner is expected to resign from office Thursday afternoon amidst pressure from House Democratic leadership. The congressman has been embroiled in a weeks-long scandal after accidentally posting a lewd picture of himself on his public Twitter feed in May. The New York congressman later admitted publicly to conducting "inappropriate" correspondence with roughly six women over the internet.
Updated at 2:56 p.m.