Law enforcement officers have evacuated and shut down part of the Lincoln Memorial on The Mall in Washington, D.C. after suspicious items were found. An official with the Department of Homeland Security said a vial containing a liquid substance was found in a women’s restroom at the memorial with a note that said: “Do you know what anthrax is?” and “Do you know what a bomb is?” According to another report, a thermos was found on the memorial’s steps.

An official with the U.S. Park Police says the evacuation of the memorial is standard procedure and the closure isn’t expected to last long. According to reports, no one reported becoming sick, and no ambulances were called to the scene.

The Lincoln Memorial is where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I had a Dream” speech in 1963. It is 190 feet long, 119 feet wide and almost 100 feet tall. The memorial is near the Washington Monument, the Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial. Security in the area has been tightened since the Sept. 11, 2006 terrorist attacks with security cameras installed.

The District of Columbia Fire Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Park Police and the Department of Homeland Security are involved in the investigation.

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