Supreme Court, House offices evacuated over bomb threat at Capitol

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U.S.- Authorities are looking into a bomb threat at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday related to a suspicious man sitting in a truck near the building, officials said. Police said the man was sitting in the pickup truck near the Library of Congress and reportedly told officers that he had a bomb. ABC News reported that police are trying to make contact with the man in the truck. The Library of Congress, Supreme Court and Cannon Building were all evacuated due to the incident.

“We are monitoring this situation closely and will update this account as we get the information we can release,” U.S. Capitol Police tweeted. The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Washington, D.C., police are aiding in the investigation. Metro passenger trains in the area were bypassing the Capitol South station. Members of the U.S. House have offices in the Cannon building. Staffers moved to the Longworth House Office Building through underground tunnels. Both Congress and the Supreme Court are on recess. (UPI)

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