The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum has reopened after a UPS delivery truck broke through a barrier and crashed into the building and the Sculpture Garden.
The 16-foot truck sheared off an ornamental light pole and plowed through a row of flower pots. It went into the plate-glass window of the museum’s lobby about 8:30 p.m. Monday The window, which is punctured at its base, is a spider web of cracks.
The truck ended up about one foot into the building, according to Linda St. Thomas, spokeswoman for the Smithsonian Institution. The Hirshhorn is part of the Smithsonian museums.
The museum had closed about three hours before the crash.
D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says the UPS truck caused minor structural damage to the building.
Bomb-sniffing dogs checked out the packages on the truck, but did not find anything that raised concerns.