According to the Associated Press, authorities are responding to a reported bomb threat from a truck near the Library of Congress, with an evacuation for the area ordered in an instant security alert. Capitol staffers being told to shelter in their offices.
"The USCP is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress," stated the Capitol Police on its social media account. "Please stay away from this area and follow this account for the latest information."
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Police investigating report of possible explosive in truck near Library of Congress, area being evacuated.— Hugo Lowell (@Hugo Lowell) 1629382522.0
NOW: The USCP is responding to a suspicious vehicle near the Library of Congress. Please stay away from this area… https://t.co/R1XovtsXxG— U.S. Capitol Police (@U.S. Capitol Police) 1629380611.0
According to a CNN report, police are "sending negotiators to engage" with the man in the suspicious truck.
—>> New: Police are responding to claim of explosive device in a truck near the Library of Congress. They’re sendin… https://t.co/LC2kt58yVk— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto) 1629382708.0
Police vehicles heading into restricted area. https://t.co/HIQ3eQKBAF— Mitchell Miller (@Mitchell Miller) 1629382234.0
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