The National Museum of African American History and Culture, pictured on opening day, has adjusted its approach to timed passes. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, pictured on opening day, has adjusted its approach to timed passes. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

The National Museum of African American History and Culture museum was evacuated Monday evening after a suspicious package was found, authorities said.

The package was found on the second floor of the museum after closing at around 6:45 p.m., a spokesman for U.S. Park police said, and the museum was evacuated. No description of the package was immediately available.

At around 7:30 p.m., a spokesman for D.C. police said the package was cleared and determined not to be a threat.

The suspicious package was found less than two weeks after a noose was discovered in a public gallery at the museum last month. A noose was also found hanging from a tree at the Hirshorn Museum on May 27.

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