Health and Human Services Building Evacuated Over Alleged Bomb Threat: Official-US News | The Epoch Times

Several buildings near the Capitol were evacuated by authorities on Wednesday due to an alleged bomb threat, according to officials. The Health and Human Services (HHS) building was shut down over the incident, HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Sarah Lovenheim said in a statement. The alleged bomb threat was reported at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, which houses HHS, she said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated the building and there is no reported incident,” Lovenheim said. “We are monitoring the situation closely with Federal Protective Service,” she added. The U.S. Capitol Police also issued alerts on Wednesday that the O’Neill House Office Building was evacuated due to a bomb threat. The U.S. Botanic Garden was evacuated as the Capitol Police and other agencies were responding to a suspicious package in the area, according to the alerts, which were obtained by local reporters. Portions of Independence Avenue Southwest, …

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