Police investigate metal cylinder near the Capitol

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Posted: Oct 06, 2011 8:53 AM
Police investigate metal cylinder near the Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police blocked off streets around the Capitol on Thursday after discovering a suspicious-looking metal cylinder near the domed landmark that houses the Senate and House of Representatives.

A spokeswoman for the Capitol Police said the object was discovered near the reflecting pool at the foot of Capitol Hill during the morning rush and that investigators planned to use a robot to determine whether it posed a danger.

(Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Philip Barbara)