‘Active bomb threat’ investigated on Capitol Hill, congressional offices evacuated

U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday are investigating what they called “an active bomb threat” from a truck parked near the Library of Congress, and ordered the evacuation of the library and a nearby House office building.

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

The FBI Washington Field Office’s National Capital Response responded to the scene, as did agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police were investigating a report Thursday of a possible explosive device in a pickup truck outside the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill and have evacuated multiple buildings on the sprawling Capitol complex, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

The law enforcement officials said investigators on the scene were working to determine whether the device was an operable explosive and whether the man in the truck was holding a detonator. Police were sending snipers to the scene, according to the officials.

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