1:18 P.M. UPDATE: Las Vegas police informed the media at 1:18 p.m. that the suspicious item had been deemed safe by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. This is an ongoing investigation. Road closures in the area have been lifted.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a suspicious item near a building in the 500 block of East Washington Avenue.
As a precaution, the building is being evacuated.
This is an ongoing investigation. Washington Avenue is shut down in both directions east of Las Vegas Boulevard. Citizens are advised to avoid the area.