Police Increase Patrol At Capitol After a Bomb Threat

Police presence has been increased inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday after a bomb threat at the nearby U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building, according to Fox 5 DC.

The bomb threat was reported around 10 a.m. at the HHS building in the 200 block of Independence Avenue in downtown D.C. That building was evacuated.

No injuries have been reported.

Sarah Lovenheim, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, issued the following statement:

“This morning there was a bomb threat received at the Humphrey Building. Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated the building and there is no reported incident. We are monitoring the situation closely with Federal Protective Service. Any questions can be directed to Federal Protective Service.” 

This is a developing story.

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