Police said Thursday that 60 people were arrested during the third - and apparently final - night of a curfew in a Washington neighborhood racked earlier by looting and rock and bottle throwing.

Most of the arrests were for violating the curfew, bringing to 167 the total number taken into custody since the curfew was imposed initially shortly before midnight Monday.Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon kept the dusk-to-dawn curfew in effect Tuesday and Wednesday nights, but said it probably would be lifted tonight.

However, she said a state of emergency would remain in effect - giving her authority to reimpose a curfew on short notice.

Meanwhile, the FBI says it is conducting a preliminary inquiry of a police shooting that sparked two nights of violence in a largely Hispanic neighborhood of the nation's capital.

The Mount Pleasant neighborhood and surrounding area was quiet Wednesday evening as police patrolled the streets, tapping their watches to signal the start of the 7 p.m. curfew.

"Time to go inside," they said in Spanish.

There was no renewal of the widespread violence that rocked the neighborhood and adjacent areas on two previous nights.