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U.S. Capitol Police conducting "active bomb threat investigation" near Library of Congress

U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday said they were conducting an "active bomb threat investigation" after reports of a "suspicious vehicle" near the Library of Congress.

The latest: The Library of Congress and several Capitol offices buildings in the area have been evacuated, AP reported. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also responding to the scene.


  • Police were working to determine whether a device in the vehicle was an operable explosive and whether a man in the vehicle was holding a detonator, law enforcement officials speaking to AP on the condition of anoyminity said.
  • Congress is out on recess this week.
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U.S. Capitol Police take up positions at 1st and Constitution Avenue NE as an active bomb threat unfolds near the Library of Congress. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

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