U.S. Capitol Police investigating suspicious package

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The U.S. Capitol Police are confirming they are investigating a suspicious package found at a facility that screens congressional mail before it arrives on Capitol Hill.

The statement comes after Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said earlier Wednesday that her Washington office was the target of a suspicious package. It was not immediately clear if that package was related to explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki did not describe the device. She said it was removed from the offsite facility and it is now being investigated by Capitol Police and the FBI.

Malecki said the Capitol Police are also working with local law enforcement agencies in Florida. All of the packages had a return address of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat.

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