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Post by 8DonCo Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:54 am

Supreme Court, other DC buildings evacuated as police investigate bomb threat on Capitol Hill





  • The Supreme Court, a House office building and the Library of Congress were evacuated Thursday after a man in a truck parked outside the library said he had explosives, according to law enforcement officials.


  • A Republican National Committee spokeswoman said the RNC offices nearby were evacuated as well.


  • The U.S. Capitol Police Twitter feed warned people to “please stay away from this area.”



The Supreme Court, a House office building and the Library of Congress were evacuated Thursday after a man in a truck parked outside the library said he had explosives, according to law enforcement officials.
A Republican National Committee spokeswoman said the RNC offices nearby were evacuated as well.




Officials told NBC News that they have not seen anything that resembles explosives in the vehicle.
But they also said that the driver has claimed to have explosives, and also claimed to be holding a detonator.
Two law enforcement officials told NBC that man in the truck is communicating with authorities by writing on a dry erase board that he had in the vehicle.


Bomb technicians from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the scene, in addition to FBI negotiators.
U.S. Capitol Police, who first responded to the incident, warned the public to stay away from the scene.



People at the Cannon House Office Building received an alert telling them to leave that building and relocate to the Longworth House Office Building.

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People are evacuated from the James Madison Memorial Building, a Library of Congress building, in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, as law enforcement investigate a report of a pickup truck containing an explosive device near the U.S. Capitol.
Alex Brandon | AP

Congress is currently in recess. The Supreme Court also is not in session.
The White House was monitoring the situation, and getting updates from law enforcement.
Subways were bypassing the Capitol South station because of the investigation, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

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