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Library of Congress evacuated due to claims of suspected explosives in nearby vehicle

2 years 9 months 2 days ago Wednesday, August 18 2021 Aug 18, 2021 August 18, 2021 11:00 PM August 18, 2021 in News
Source: ABC News/CNN

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Library of Congress was evacuated Thursday morning, when someone claimed that a truck near the building contained an explosive device.

A suspect tied to the incident was arrested later that morning. Click here for the latest.

Earlier that morning, the nearby Cannon House Office Building and the Supreme Court were also evacuated. 

CNN reported that congressional staffers were alerted to shelter in their offices.

The Senate and House were not in session, so most lawmakers were not in their offices.

Police sent negotiators to engage with a man in the truck who made the threat, the news outlet added.

US Capitol Police took to Twitter to warn the public about the incident.

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