Suspicious vehicle outside Supreme Court under investigation as cops say 'avoid the area'

A SUSPICIOUS vehicle outside the Supreme Court is under investigation as cops ask the public to avoid the area.

US Capitol Police responded to the sketchy vehicle in front of the Supreme Court building located on One First Street in Washington, DC, Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Capitol Police closed streets around the courthouse and redirected traffic away from the building.

"NOW: We are investigating a suspicious vehicle in front of the Supreme Court along First Street, NE," the US Capitol Police tweeted.

The Capitol Police advised the public to avoid the area as they investigated the situation.

Photos from the scene show the US Capitol Police Containment and Emergency Response Team arriving to assist officers on site.

There's no word if employees at the Supreme Court were evacuated.

According to Capitol Police, all roads around the US Supreme Court were promptly closed.

The roads affected by the closure are – First Street between Independence Avenue, SE and Constitution Avenue, NE – Second Street between East Capitol Street and Constitution Avenue, NE – East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets, NE.

The United States Capitol and Library of Congress are also in the vicinity of the courthouse.

The location is a busy tourist hub with various historical monuments in the area.

Millions of tourists visit the busy downtown district each year, home of the National Gallery of Art, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.

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