Bomb Threat Investigation Near US Capitol Centers on ‘Suspicious' Pickup: Police

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Police were investigating a study Thursday of a imaginable explosive instrumentality successful a pickup motortruck extracurricular the Library of Congress connected Capitol Hill and person evacuated the country astir the building, 2 instrumentality enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

An progressive weaponry menace probe is underway, U.S. Capitol Police confirmed successful a media alert.

Capitol Police initially said officers are responding to a "suspicious vehicle" adjacent the Library of Congress.

Capitol Police said to enactment distant from the area.

Police directed an evacuation of the Cannon House Office Building, which is crossed the thoroughfare diagonally from the Library of Congress

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Washington Field Office responded to assistance Capitol Police with the investigation.

NOW: The USCP is responding to a suspicious conveyance adjacent the Library of Congress.

Please enactment distant from this country and travel this relationship for the latest information.

— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) August 19, 2021

The instrumentality enforcement officials said investigators were astatine the country and moving to find whether the instrumentality was an operable explosive. The officials were not authorized to publically sermon the substance and spoke connected information of anonymity.

It comes months aft a tube weaponry was near astatine the office of the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee successful Washington a time earlier thousands of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol successful January.

Orange, Silver and Blue enactment trains are bypassing the Capitol South Metro presumption owed to the investigation, Metro says. Shuttle buses were requested.

Orange/Silver/Blue Line Delay: Trains are bypassing Capitol South owed to constabulary probe astatine Capitol South. Expect delays successful some directions. Shuttle buses requested.

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 19, 2021

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