BREAKING: White House briefing room evacuated, Senate buldings searched due to bomb threats

BREAKING: White House briefing room evacuated, Senate buldings searched due to bomb threats
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[Ed. – Developing.]

The White House press briefing room was evacuated mid briefing on Tuesday after a bomb threat was called into the Metropolitan Police Department.

The Secret Service came into briefing room during White House press secretary Josh Earnest’s daily briefing and asked the press corps to evacuate.

Earnest and the White House press staff moved into lower press rooms. The press corps was moved outside the White House to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court auditorium. …

Capitol police briefly ordered congressional staff to stay away from two Senate office buildings on Tuesday after reports of suspicious packages and a phoned bomb threat.

They gave the all-clear less than an hour later.

Suspicious-package reports were called in at the Dirksen Senate Office Building and the Russell Senate Office Building, both steps from the Capitol.

At the Dirksen building, police cleared several floors, interrupting an oversight hearing about the Transportation Security Administration which included a discussion on security challenges.

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